Mountain native Madison Cawthorn speaks at Republican National Convention

Vice President Mike Pence who took the spotlight at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. But a young Republican congressional candidate from Western North Carolina urged Americans to “to be a radical” for freedom, liberty and the republic.

"When I’m elected this November, I’ll be the youngest member of Congress in over 200 years. And if you don’t think young people can change the world, then you just don’t know American history, said Madison Cawthorn, the GOP nominee in the 11th Congressional District.

"I say to Americans who love our country, young and old, be a radical for freedom, be a radical for liberty and be a radical for our republic, for which I stand. One nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all."

At the end of his speech, Cawthorn, who uses a wheelchair, stood up with the help of a walker.

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