STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis welcomed North Carolina Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn onstage Saturday night (February 12) during his show at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Aaron brought the far-right congressman on stage, calling him his “dear friend” and added (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Not only is he the youngest congressman ever, he’s doing some fucking shit that I’ve never seen a congressman have the balls to do. He’s putting through legislature to limit term limits. He fucking cleans his guns while on a Zoom call with other fucking liberal congressmen. He’s from your fucking district.”
Lewis went on to call Lewis a “fucking lion,” adding “we need lions.”
Cawthorn is currently the youngest member of Congress at 26years of age. He has been heavily criticized for promoting the January 6, 2021 Donald Trump rally near the U.S. Capitol, posting on Twitter “the future of this Republic hinges on the actions of a solitary few.”
He was also quoted as saying: “My friends, the Democrats with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting — they are trying to silence your voice.”
BLABBERMOUTH.NET adds: The day after the riot, he called members of the mob “disgusting” and “pathetic,” saying he could not support their actions even though they likely would have voted for him if they were in his district. But only seven months later, while speaking at a Macon County GOP event in Franklin, Cawthorn called those arrested for their part in the insurrection “political prisoners.” He also said “the second amendment was written so that we can fight against tyranny” and there would be “bloodshed” if elections continue to be “rigged.” He later told the Smoky Mountain News: “I want to be very clear that the people that I’m specifically talking about, those people were there causing violence or they were causing some kind of vandalism, I want them to be charged to the full extent of the law. Even the people who were actually just around the Capitol, I want them to be charged to the full extent of law.”
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