"I really believe that the deadliness and the terribleness of this virus has been way overblown. … At the end of the day, it's no worse than the seasonal flu."
- Madison Cawthorn, May 8, 2020.
- The U.S. has now recorded over 221,000 deaths from COVID-19, more than any other country in the world. (Johns Hopkins University, 10-21-20).
- Even after President Trump and the First Lady announced they tested positive for COVID-19, Madison Cawthorn has continued to put the people of Western North Carolina at risk by refusing to follow state mandates to wear masks, practice social distancing or limit crowd sizes at his campaign events.