People on Twitter are using Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.)’s own words against him.
Cawthorn, who has been involved in various controversies ― including insider trading and sexual harassment allegations ― lost a re-election campaign to conservative challenger Chuck Edwards in the GOP primary for the 11th Congressional District Tuesday.
Now, Twitter users are making sure his parting message to one former Republican leader is receiving attention.
In May 2021, Cawthorn aimed a childish tweet at former House Republican Conference chair and current Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) after Republicans removed her from the post:
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye Liz Cheney
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) May 12, 2021
He posted the tweet, a reference to a popular song from the ’70s group Steam, after Republicans gave Cheney the boot because of her refusal to back former President Donald Trump’s big lie about the 2020 presidential election. One year later, Republican figures and voters are happy to see Cawthorn say “hey hey, goodbye” to his own job.
Michael Steele, former Republican National Convention Chairman, reveled in some schadenfreude:
From one year ago...when that worm turns, it's a bitch! https://t.co/Sh6MUdGyLb
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) May 18, 2022
Other Twitter users had fun with the old message, as well:
— 🌊🌊🌊TheOracle🌊🌊🌊 (@jordaneskXXIII) May 18, 2022
— Lenabenas (@lenabenas21) May 18, 2022
Everyone should have a short list of people you just don't fuck with. Also, Liz Cheney should be on everyone's list. https://t.co/sT9VpkRNMt
— Dr. Jorge A. Caballero stands with 🇺🇦 (@DataDrivenMD) May 18, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.