POLK NC Dems
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We had about 50 attendees at our Virtual Inaugural Ball the evening of the inauguration. Senator Jeff Jackson celebrated with us, as did Sam and Deda Edney. Everyone had a chance to express their joy over the occasion. There were toasts and door prizes and singalongs. In his moving invocation, Dr. Warren Carson asked for a blessing "as we await the silver lining that comes after the dark cloud, as we await the bright new star that comes after every rainstorm." It was a wonderful way to ring in the Biden Administration.
The Polk County Democratic Party stands in strenuous opposition to everything connected with the violent mob that overran our nation's Capitol building and threatened the lives of our duly elected representatives, and sought to overturn the results of a free and fair election. One of those who helped encourage the mob was our own newly-elected Representative Madison Cawthorn. What follows is a statement we sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 12:
Dear Speaker Pelosi,
I am the chair of the Polk County, NC Democratic Party, which is located in our state's 11th Congressional District. We believe that our representative, Madison Cawthorn, breached his oath of office by encouraging and inciting the riotous mob that overran and looted the Capitol Building, disrupted the lawful business of Congress, and endangered your life and the lives of your colleagues. The Polk County Democratic Party urges you to initiate an investigation into Mr. Cawthorn's actions and, if sufficient grounds are found, to expel him as a Member of the United States House of Representatives.
Thank you for considering this request. We wish you and your colleagues safety and wisdom as you help steer the country through this perilous time.
Chair, Polk County Democratic Party
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