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Trump Begs North Carolina Voters To Give Madison Cawthorn ‘A Second Chance’

The North Carolina GOP primary election is Tuesday, and failed, one-term former President Donald Trump is begging voters in the Tar Heel State to give controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn “a second chance,” even though all the congressman has done since arriving in Washington is repeatedly humiliate himself with one controversy after another.

For example, Newsweek laid out a few of Cawthorn’s most recent disasters:

Over the past several months, Cawthorn has been cited for the second time for bringing a loaded gun to an airport, and was caught allegedly driving with a revoked license. There have been claims the congressman is involved in an illegal insider trader scheme related to a “Let’s Go Brandon” cryptocoin—a cryptocurrency named after the Republican catchphrase used to attack President Joe Biden.

The 26-year-old has also caused outrage within his own party for claiming colleagues in Washington, D.C. have invited him to orgies and took cocaine in front of him, as well as calling Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky a “thug” soon after the Russian invasion.

Despite that, Trump posted a full-throated endorsement of the North Carolina Republican on his Truth Social site:

“At 18 years of age, Madison Cawthorn, the now 26 year old Congressman from the Great State of North Carolina, went through a life changing event the likes of which, fortunately, few people will ever have to endure.

“In just seconds, he lost the use of the lower half of his body, a traumatic experience to say the least. When Madison was first elected to Congress, he did a great job. Recently, he made some foolish mistakes, which I don’t believe he’ll make again…let’s give Madison a second chance!”

A second chance? Hell, Cawthorn passed that threshold a long time ago. Wouldn’t this be something like his 50th chance?

Reportedly, Cawthorn is even on the outs with members of his own party, who are hoping voters will dump him so they don’t have to be humiliated by his antics for another two years.

Will the North Carolina Republican make it to November? That depends on just how sick voters in this district are of his bullshit.

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Some In GOP Ready To Oust ‘Black Eye’ Madison Cawthorn Even If He Wins Tuesday Primary: Report

North Carolina voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17, and one of the most controversial candidates on some ballots in the Tar Heel State is Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R), who has seen a steady drip of embarrassing stories, photos, and videos released over the past few weeks, making his bid for a second term in the House of Representatives unsteady to say the least.

But what if Cawthorn does manage to eke out a victory and wind up on the ballot come November? Some in the GOP are already considering that possibility and what can be done if it comes to pass, according to CNN:

“I met with the guy and said, ‘Don’t break the law again. You break the law one more time, I’m going to start calling for you to be kicked out,'” said one lawmaker affiliated with the party’s Donald Trump wing. “And I don’t mean kicked out of (the House Freedom) Caucus, I mean kicked out of Conference — voting him out. He’s a black eye on our conference.”

Imagine being too controversial for the same Republicans who have repeatedly turned a blind eye to the behavior of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his many scandals.

And if Cawthorn does wind up serving a second term, there are Republican leaders who are whispering they might just make him disappear by putting him on irrelevant committees:

“If he gets a committee at all, it will be some obscure assignment,” said a senior Republican. “He has zero chance (of getting on a good committee). We would be mocked as a conference if we put him on anything meaningful.”

Most in the GOP conference, however, are secretly hoping that voters in Cawthorn’s district will do the job for them and vote for someone else:

“It’s kind of up to him to get his act together,” said another Republican lawmaker. “But at some point in time, the conference is going to have to cut its losses. My hope is that North Carolina-11 will deal with it. But if they don’t, my argument has always been: we should.”

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Bizarre New Video Shows A Man Putting His Hand On Madison Cawthorn’s Crotch

There’s a line from a 1967 Buffalo Springfield song entitled “For What It’s Worth” that you may be familiar with:

“There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.”

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.

 

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Madison Cawthorn Facing Indictment For Insider Trading As Part Of Crypto Scheme

Each day seems to bring new controversy and trouble for Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), and now he’s facing being indicted for insider trading because he took part in a cryptocurrency scheme that crashed and burned.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Rep. Madison Cawthorn may have violated federal insider trading laws as he hyped up an alleged pump-and-dump cryptocurrency scheme, multiple watchdog groups told the Washington Examiner.

On Dec. 29, the beleaguered North Carolina congressman posed at a party with James Koutoulas, a hedge fund manager and the ringleader of the Let’s Go Brandon cryptocurrency, a meme coin set up in the wake of the chant mocking President Joe Biden.

“LGB legends. … Tomorrow we go to the moon!” Cawthorn, who has stated publicly he owns the cryptocurrency, posted on Instagram in response to the picture posted on Koutoulas’s Instagram page.

Cawthorn’s posting suggests that he had “advance nonpublic knowledge” of a deal that had been made with NASCAR driver Brandon Brown, who received sponsorship from LGB, which led to a 75% spike in LGBCoin’s value:

According to watchdogs, “the post, combined with Cawthorn’s statement that he owns LGBCoin, warrants an investigation from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether the lawmaker violated federal insider trading laws.”

Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, the government affairs manager for Project on Government Oversight, a federal watchdog group, said the appearance Cawthorn has given reeks of insider information:

“This does look like a classic case of you got some insider information and acting on that information. And that’s illegal.

“I think there’s probably a strong case here. I don’t want to prejudge, but based on everything that’s out there, I think there is a very strong possibility that if someone is going to investigate this, they’re going to find something.”

LBGCoin, it should be noted, has collapsed in value and is now trading 95% below its peak price, which was reached in late December of last year.

Cawthorn has participated in several events intended to raise awareness and interest from potential investors, including one held in March at a Florida arena:

A fellow Republican has also called for Cawthorn to be investigated for his role in LGBCoin, with Sen. Thom Tillis (NC) saying:

“Insider trading by a member of Congress is a serious betrayal of their oath, and Congressman Cawthorn owes North Carolinians an explanation. There needs to be a thorough and bipartisan inquiry into the matter by the House Ethics Committee. #ncpol

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BUSTED! Anti-LGBTQ Congressman Madison Cawthorn Caught Wearing Women’s Lingerie

A few weeks ago, Rep. Madison Cawthorn accused his Republican colleagues of holding cocaine-fueled orgies.

Now, however, Politico has obtained photos showing Cawthorn dressed in women’s lingerie at what appears to be one hell of a party he didn’t bother to mention when he was hurling accusations at others.

Cawthorn, 26, was raised in a conservative Baptist community in Henderson County, North Carolina, and has staked his political persona on arch-traditional Christian principles and the insistence of the importance of a kind of hypermasculinity. His comments about “the sexual perversion” in Washington made on a podcast, which he later admitted were exaggerated, drew the public disapproval and disavowal of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as well as other Republican leaders including those in his North Carolina congressional caucus.

Cawthorn is already facing an uncertain bid for reelection, and this latest embarrassment is likely to sharpen criticism within the GOP for him to abandon his campaign for another term in the House of Representatives.

After the Politico story ran, Cawthorn attempted to do damage control on Twitter, writing:

“I guess the left thinks goofy vacation photos during a game on a cruise (taken waaay before I ran for Congress) is going to somehow hurt me? They’re running out of things to throw at me… Share your most embarrassing vacay pics in the replies.”

As part of a podcast he was a guest on in 2020, here’s how Cawthorn described himself to voters:

“I subscribe to Judeo-Christian beliefs. I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I think if you think about my political ideology, where it really stems from, you know, my ethics and my morals and what I think is right and wrong, you look to ancient Jerusalem, you got ancient Judeo-Christian values. So right and wrong,” he continued. “I also cling to a lot of traditional values and a lot of traditional ideas, because they’ve worked in the past.”

And earlier this week, Cawthorn had this to say in a tweet:

Which gender is supposed to wear lingerie, Congressman?