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.