Madison Cawthorn 'Goodbye Liz Cheney' Tweet Resurfaces After Primary Defeat

Critics of outgoing U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn are using his old tweets to mock him after the Republican congressman from North Carolina failed in his reelection bid.

Cawthorn, who conceded defeat to state Senator Chuck Edwards on Tuesday, became a rare incumbent to lose their primary after his campaign was dogged by a string of controversies and scandals.

In response, a number of high-profile figures are resharing a year-old tweet in which Cawthorn mocked Liz Cheney after the GOP voted to remove the Wyoming congresswoman and frequent Donald Trump critic from her leadership position in May 2021.

"Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye Liz Cheney," Cawthorn tweeted at the time.

"This aged ironically," Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted while sharing a screengrab of Cawthorn's original post.

Steve Schmidt, a former GOP strategist and founder of The Lincoln Project, added: "Goodbye Madison. "You have disgraced yourself utterly, completely and totally. The Talented Mr. Ripley of the House, a degenerate liar, fabulist and fascist weirdo is leaving the room. There is no reason to ever speak of this punk again. Ever."

Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee Chairman, also took some delight in resharing Cawthorn's tweet.

"From one year ago...when that worm turns, it's a b***h!" Steele wrote.

Other social media users also reshared a Cawthorn tweet sent the day after the 2020 election, in which Trump, who had endorsed the congressman in the primary, went on to lose to Joe Biden.

"Cry more, lib" Cawthorn tweeted on November 4, 2020.

While sharing the tweet, actor Don Cheadle wrote: "More time to beat up dead trees now, I guess," in reference to a viral clip which emerged last March showing Cawthorn punching a tree.

Matt Fuller, a reporter for The Daily Beast, retweeted the "cry more" post early Wednesday morning while adding "just flagging for those of us who are still awake."

Replying to the 2020 tweet on Tuesday night, Dr Jorge A Caballero, an anesthesiologist and co-founder of the volunteer organization Coders Against COVID, wrote: "Look at the bright side: at least you have more time to attend the GOP coke parties."

Caballero was referring to allegations by Cawthorn that fellow lawmakers had invited him to orgies while others had taken cocaine in front of him.

The unsubstantiated claims brought widespread condemnation of Cawthorn from the GOP, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying the 26-year-old had "lost his trust" and the remarks were "not becoming of a congressman."

Cawthorn has been contacted for comment.

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) arrives for the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images