Reporter Criticizes Paraplegic House Candidate For Standing During His Speech, Instantly Gets Blasted

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The incredible moment when paraplegic House candidate Madison Cawthorn stood at the end of his convention speech drew ire from PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.

Cawthorn, who was partially paralyzed in a 2014 car accident, urged liberals to “listen to other ideas and let the best ones prevail” and conservatives to “define what we support and win the argument.”

To close out his speech, Cawthorn was helped up out of his wheel chair, stood behind a walker and said: “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. Thank you, and may God bless America.”

In response to his speech, Yamiche Alcindor tweeted: “Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem. It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black [sic] athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police.”

Alcinder got immediately blasted on Twitter as a direct result of her criticism. See Below

Here some of the most highly engaged reactions to Alcindor’s tweet: