Republican Madison Cawthorn gets potentially binned by his own party after alleged gay scandal
It’s quite hard to know where to start with Rep. Madison Cawthorn. He’s the youngest member of congress at 26 and is a self-proclaimed part of the rotten core of the Republican party along with the poisonous likes of Ron DeSantis, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
Elected to Congress in North Carolina in 2020, for those not in the know about Cawthorn here is a A BRIEF history of the scandals that have followed him: He has lied numerous times about his personal history, once saying he was accepted into the US Naval Academy which wasn’t true and then misrepresented details of the actual car accident that left him in a wheelchair.
On top of that, multiple women have accused him of sexual misconduct and, during his campaign, he traveled to the Mexican border and said with no evidence that kids were being sold ‘on a sex slave market.’ Add to that, on social media, he shared photos of himself featuring symbols associated with far-right groups like the Oath Keepers.
In recent months however, things have taken a turn for the even more bizarre. First of all, Cawthorn went on a podcast and said that he had been invited to drug fuelled orgies in Washington DC, alluding to members of his own Republican party. They, of course, took umbrage at such accusations with House Leader Kevin McCarthy (who himself has been caught lying in recent weeks) saying “He’s got a lot of members very upset.”
Cawthorn then got himself into more hot water saying about Ukraine’s much lauded President Zelensky: “Remember that Zelensky is a thug. Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt, and it is incredibly evil, and it has been pushing woke ideologies.” Oh dear.
It doesn’t stop there though, oh no! In the last month Cawthorn has been caught twice trying to take a firearm on a plane, twice been caught speeding AND pulled over for driving without a valid license, you guessed it, TWICE.
Here’s where it gets even MORE interesting, somehow. For a Congressman who has raged against ‘woke’ culture and spewed anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, he was pictured in unearthed photos wearing women’s underwear but that’s no huge surprise considering that’s a regular occurrence in the world of frat boys and other sportsmen displaying toxic masculinity.
It doesn’t end there either. Cawthorn has since been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male member of staff, with pictures emerging of his staffer with his hand on his crotch. Whether these ‘slurs’ have come from the left or right, it’s clear that even Republicans want rid of him and his antics and seem out to get him replaced by a more ‘conventional’ candidate.
With all of the above, a dash of homophobia and oodles of hypocrisy, when Cawthorn’s seat comes up this month it’s up in the air whether he will even get the Republican nomination. For someone who was a speaker at the Trump rally just before the insurrection on Jan 6 at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, Cawthorn has clearly put all his eggs in the far right, QAnon basket which could well be his very undoing.