All U.S. citizens should identify as "Americans" as opposed to merely members of the political "left or right," Republican House candidate Madison Cawthorn tells Fox Nation's Tomi Lahren.
“The thing that we need to move on from is any time you meet somebody, we always say, 'Oh, this is my friend so-and-so. And, you know, he's a Republican.' You know, we always label each other as a liberal or as a conservative or as a Democrat or as a Republican,” Cawthorn says in a new episode of "No Interruption w/ Tomi Lahren."
“We can decide to kneel to the mob and kneel to the state, cede all of our power over to the federal government, and then, you know, be confined to the ash heap of history," Cawthorn adds. "Or we can decide to come together and realize that we all want the same thing, which is a better America."
Cawthorn, who is running to represent North Carolina's 11th congressional district, was part of a lineup of speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC), where the theme was “honoring the Great American Story."
The 25-year-old would be the youngest Republican ever elected to Congress if he defeats Democrat Moe Davis in November.
Cawthorn handily defeated businesswoman Lynda Bennett, who received the backing of President Trump, in the June primary. He attributed his victory to a superior ground game and his message about freedom, which “translated across generations and across ethnic groups.”
What America is missing now, Cawthorn tells Lahren, is the ability to just "sit down" and "have a real conversation" on issues.
“I think we have got to have a strong economy," he says. "Got to have a strong military. We need to have good border security. Almost every American can agree on those things."
Fox News' Daniella Genovese contributed to this report.
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