Madison Cawthorn became the youngest congressman to enter the United States Congress on Tuesday after receiving the support of voters in his candidacy to represent District 11 for the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives.
Cawthorn, 25, will fill a vacant position previously held by Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, who left to serve as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.
The young congressman defeated the Democrat and retired United States Air Force Colonel Moe Davis.RELATED
Cawthorn first came to attention after defeating Trump’s preferred candidate in an upset in his party’s deranged primary in June.
In addition, Cawthorn is partially paralyzed after a car accident and came forward after a speech at the Republican National Convention in August, during which he got out of his wheelchair with the help of a walker.
The title of youngest congresswoman was held by Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who entered Congress in 2018 at the age of 29.