DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement after Republican Representative Madison Cawthorn touted COVID relief his North Carolina district received as part of the American Rescue Plan:
“You really have to marvel at the audacity of Republicans in Congress. Representative Cawthorn is unashamedly touting the benefits of the American Rescue Plan after voting against sending that same relief to his own constituents.
“It’s a great thing that help is here for North Carolinians and families across the country thanks to the hard work of Democrats in Congress and President Biden’s leadership. But if Rep. Cawthorn had his way, his constituents in North Carolina wouldn’t be seeing any of these grants to boost their health centers and get more people vaccinated — or any of the American Rescue Plan’s other benefits, like direct checks and help for small businesses.
“While Republicans might think that they can fool their constituents, Americans won’t fall for their lies. We’ll continue to make sure that when Representative Cawthorn and his colleagues try to take credit for President Biden and Democrats’ leadership, every single American knows they not only had absolutely nothing to do with it, but tried to stop it.”
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