Dennis Young: Actual Paralympians say Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s supposed Paralympic career is a joke

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), the young congressman who told Republicans to “lightly threaten” their representatives before the Capitol riot, has built his political career on a series of oafish lies. The slightest scrutiny has turned up a rejection from the Naval Academy and a fake real estate business. (Cawthorn claimed he was accepted to the Naval Academy and that he was a successful real estate investor.) An investigation by The Nation that applied the same level of attention to his claims about training for the Paralympics appears to have turned up predictably similar results. Cawthorn, w…

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