For the third straight night, the Republican National Convention unveiled a new rising star. This time, the rising star’s name is Madison Cawthorn. He’s running for current White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ seat in North Carolina’s Eleventh District. Last night, he gave a passion-filled speech about the adversity he’s overcome in his young life.

The real estate investment CEO, 25, recounted his own compelling life story where he was left paralyzed and wheelchair-bound after a car accident at the age of 18 before. Cawthorn sent shockwaves through Washington in June when he unexpectedly won the GOP primary runoff in a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

“At 20, I thought about giving up. However, I knew I could still make a difference. My accident gave me new eyes to see, and new ears to hear,” he said on the third night of the convention, themed “Land of Heroes.” “At 20, I made a choice. In 2020, our country has a choice. We can give up on the American idea, or we can work together to make our imperfect union more perfect,” he continued.

Already, Cawthorn is driving Democrats nuts:

“PBS NewsHour” correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was heavily criticized late Wednesday over a tweet describing GOP House candidate Madison Cawthorn standing at the conclusion of his Republican National Convention remarks as a “direct rebuke” to those protesting social injustice. Cawthorn, who was partially paralyzed in a 2014 car accident and uses a wheelchair, closed his speech by urging Americans not to “cower to a mob,” and to “kneel before God but stand for our flag.

“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,” Cawthorn said as he rose from his wheelchair and stood behind a walker.

This is Mr. Cawthorn’s speech:

Monday night was Sen. Tim Scott’s nationwide coming-out party. Tuesday night was Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s nationwide introduction. Last night was Mr. Cawthorn’s turn in the spotlight. This trio is filled with charisma, talent and an unlimited future.

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