Failed, one-term outgoing Congressman Madison Cawthorn (NC) decided he’d use his final speech on the floor of the House to lament that the American “disaster” he sees around him is the result of “meterosexual men” and social media.
Cawthorn, who was engulfed in controversy during his time in Congress — including a video of him humping another man’s face and crossdressing — proclaimed that men need to be men.
“Our young men are taught that weakness is strength, that delicacy is desirable, and that being a soft metrosexual is more valuable than training the mind, body, and soul! Social media has weakened us, siphoning our men of their will to fight! To rise in a noble manner, square their jaws and charge once more into the breach of line to defend what they love.”
Standing “on the precipice of disaster,” Cawthorn continued, he wanted to “ask the young men of this nation a question. Will you sit behind a screen while the storied tales of your forefathers become a myth? Or will you stand resolute against the dying light of America’s golden age?”
He ended with this absurd flourish that sounded like a line he stole from Iron John author Robert Bly and then ran past his buddy Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who allegedly thinks being a “man” means sleeping with underage girls:
Twitter users gave Cawthorn the mocking he deserved.