On Saturday, Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) vowed to prosecute Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and seize “every Chinese asset in the United States”
Prosecute Fauci: While speaking in Rutherford County, N.C., the 26-year-old freshman congressman promised to charge Fauci for allegedly lying to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) during a Senate hearing for COVID-19 in July, according to Newsweek.
- “It’s a crime to lie to Congress,” Cawthorn said. “When we take the majority back, I will make sure that man is charged.”
- Cawthorn echoed the same sentiment when he spoke to Donald Trump’s former lawyer Jenna Ellis on “Just the Truth” last July. In the video podcast, the North Carolina politician accused Fauci of being a “pawn of the Chinese Communist Party” without providing evidence and said he would want to prosecute him to the “full ability of the law,” Business Insider reported.
Other details: In addition to sending Fauci to jail, Cawthorn also promised to seize every Chinese asset in the country without elaborating on how the vow would be carried out. He said this action would be a downpayment for “the reparations they [China] owe us for what they’ve done to our country.”
- Citing a database from PublicCitizen, Newsweek reported that Chinese entities have invested billions of dollars into several companies in the country, including some in real estate. China also reportedly accumulated over $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities, the Treasury Department reported.
- Cawthorn represents North Carolina’s 11th District. He won the election in November with a 54.4% approval vote.