There’s a line from a 1967 Buffalo Springfield song entitled “For What It’s Worth” that you may be familiar with:
And that line is certainly applicable to the latest scandal Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) finds himself in atop all the others that have been cropping up in recent weeks.
This time, we have a video of Cawthorn and a staffer, Business Insider reports:
“I feel the passion and desire, and would like to see a naked body beneath my hands,” Cawthorn says in the video.
The man doing the filming then responds, saying, “Me too. I’d like to see that as well,” while turning the camera on himself. The comment causes Cawthorn to burst out laughing, and the other man then films himself putting his hand on the lawmaker’s groin.
Not bizarre enough? Well, in a complaint filed by David Wheeler, the president of the American Muckrakers PAC, there’s another explosive allegation:
(Wheeler) alleges in his complaint that Cawthorn and Smith are living together, and appended various screenshots bearing Cawthorn’s registered address in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and cross-referencing them with Smith’s registered address on FEC filings.
A representative for the congressman called the video and other information “ridiculous,” adding:
“Stephen is his cousin — they’re family. The PAC that filed the complaint did no research.”
Cawthorn, meanwhile has been responding to the daily humiliations (including a photo of him dressed in women’s lingerie) by suggesting the entire thing is a giant conspiracy and smear campaign being lodged against him by his political enemies:
Oh, there’s also the matter of what appears to be deliberate stock manipulation by Cawthorn connected to a cryptocurrency purchase he made and urged others to invest in.
And let’s not forget that Cawthorn also accused his GOP colleagues of attending orgies where cocaine was in great abundance, along with many other sexual perversions, some of which now seem like psychological projection on the congressman’s part.
Whatever happens next for Cawthorn, it’s certainly nice to see karma kicking the shit out of someone so deserving.