WATCH: Madison Cawthorn announces he’ll be contesting the election

Monday, Congressman elect Madison Cawthorn tweeted “Not doing this to help my career in Washington, in fact this will most likely harm it. But no one should go to Washington as a career. Go there to serve the people. And on behalf of the people I am contesting this election based on constitutional violations by key states.”

Cawthorn shared a clip of his appearance at the Turning Point USA conference Monday.

In the video he says “that state legislators are the only body that can change election law within their own states and so because of that on Jan 6 as the people of Western North Carolina sent me to Washington to do a job, I will be contesting the election.”

During his video Cawthorn also says he has “a message for all of the Republicans across the country.”

He warns  “If you are not on the record calling for fair, free and just elections now and in the future, I will come to your district and I will fund a primary opponent against you.”