Democrat, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, a local county commissioner announced on Friday that she will be challenging Rep. Madison Cawthorn for his seat in the United States Congress.
“Some people will say, a gay woman who’s a Christian minister just can’t get elected in the South. Not to mention she’s a Democrat,” Beach-Ferrara said in her campaign video. “But I say, an insurrectionist, who flirts with Nazis, and fires up a violent crowd to attack our democracy, well, he shouldn’t get re-elected anywhere.”
Cawthorn spoke to the crowd at the Jan. 6 rally in Washington that preceded the deadly attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters.
He’s once again in the headlines this week as multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault while he was in college just four years ago. He’s also facing accusations of lying about the 2014 car crash that left him partially paralyzed.