In a recent speech, North Carolina’s Republican representative Madison Cawthorn claimed society is trying to “de-masculate young men” and urged any mother raising a son to “raise them to be a monster.”
Citing “historically low” testosterone levels in young men, Cawthorn said that “our culture today is trying to completely de-masculate all of the young men in our culture (sic)”.
“But my friends, they are trying to de-masculate the young men in our country because they don’t want people who are going to stand up,” the representative claimed.
The staunch Donald Trump ally then went on to urge mothers present at the event, who he claimed were the “most vicious” in the right-wing movement, to raise their sons to be monsters.
“If you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster,” he said.
Complaining that "our culture today is trying to completely demasculate all the young men," Rep. Madison Cawthorn issues a plea to parents: "If you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster." pic.twitter.com/v7b0pN3RA3
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) October 18, 2021
His radical remarks were welcomed with cheers and applause from the audience.
Representative Ted Lieu slammed Cawthorn in a tweet, writing: “America is an exceptional nation precisely because we don’t raise monsters.”
“Radical Republicans are dangerous,” he added.
More evidence below that the Naval Academy was right in rejecting Madison Cawthorn, who lied about getting accepted by the Academy. America is an exceptional nation precisely because we don’t raise monsters.
Radical Republicans are dangerous. https://t.co/bTFwujEVAI
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 18, 2021
Luke Ball, a spokesperson for Cawthorn, said the congressman was urging parents to raise their sons as “strong, godly, men who are warriors for truth and morality.”
“Monsters and lions, not wimps and sheep,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by Newsweek.