Congress GOP

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.”

Crime Elections GOP

Former Trump Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows Under Investigation For Criminal Voter Fraud: Report

Former North Carolina Republican Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is under investigation for criminal voter fraud in the Tar Heel State, according to The News & Observer.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that a former Trump aide who once represented North Carolina in Congress may have committed voter fraud.

Nazneen Ahmed, spokeswoman for Attorney General Josh Stein’s office, confirmed the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows after the New Yorker first reported that the former congressman, who represented North Carolina’s westernmost district, registered to vote in September 2020 using an address he had never visited.

Ahmed said Stein’s office received a request from Macon County District Attorney Ashley Welch that the Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Sections assume her role in this matter, and the DOJ agreed.

Meadows and his wife listed an address in North Carolina as their official voting address for the 2020 election, but neither had even visited the property, let alone lived there:

“As the summer passed and the election neared, Meadows had not yet purchased a new residence in what had been his home state. On September 19th, about three weeks before North Carolina’s voter-registration deadline for the general election, Meadows filed his paperwork. On a line that asked for his residential address—’where you physically live,’ the form instructs—Meadows wrote down the address of a fourteen-by-sixty-two-foot mobile home in Scaly Mountain. He listed his move-in date for this address as the following day, September 20th.”

There is no official record that Meadows or his wife have ever owned the property in question. There is also not a shred of proof that either even spent a single night at the property, which, if proven, would constitute a blatant case of criminal voter fraud.

Criminal voter fraud in North Carolina is a Class I felony.

Meadows has yet to comment on the allegations against him.