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Madison Cawthorn LOSES re-election bid in North Carolina primary despite Trump’s support

Rep. Madison Cawthorn accused a media outlet of constructing him out to be ‘some form of drag queen’ in a prolonged video lashing out at unfavourable press in opposition to him simply weeks till his primary race.

The North Carolina Republican has already racked up a prolonged rap sheet of scandals – after denying a number of sexual assault allegations in opposition to him through the first marketing campaign – whereas additionally going through a troublesome re-election bid that is been opposed by members of his personal celebration. 

He invoked the ire of his celebration earlier this year when he claimed to have been invited to cocaine-fueled orgies with senior colleagues – even sparking a public rebuke by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy. 

Since then an obvious intercourse tape, improper relations with a staffer, and a number of run-ins with regulation enforcement are just some of the headlines the 26-year-old lawmaker has handled in the previous few months of his first time period in Congress.

Cawthorn dismissed the slew of bombshells as a coordinated ‘drip marketing campaign’ in a ‘blackmail plot’ to stop him from protecting his seat in November’s midterms. 

Voters head to the polls on May 17 for the crowded eight-way GOP primary race in the deep-red eleventh Congressional District. And despite clinching marquee GOP endorsements like these of Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, current polls present that mounting scandals could possibly be taking a toll on his race. 

Veteran GOP strategist Douglas Heye instructed DailyMail.com that Cawthorn ‘has a troublesome primary, and for under self-created causes.’

Asked about if any explicit scandal would journey his marketing campaign up probably the most, Heye replied: ‘It’s all of it, and people all communicate to completely different audiences.’ However he famous that ought to Cawthorn win his primary, he is prone to sail to victory given Republicans’ dominance in the district.  

Cawthorn does nonetheless get pleasure from a double-digit lead over his high rival, North Carolina state Senator Chuck Edwards, in keeping with current polling. However his lead seems to have dropped off from 48 % to 38 whereas Edwards’ support has climbed by seven factors

He’s additionally on the receiving finish of a lawsuit making an attempt to maintain him off of North Carolina’s midterm poll over his hyperlinks to the January 6 Capitol riot.  

Edwards is endorsed by North Carolina Senator Tom Tillis, a high critic of Cawthorn’s in Congress. A fundraising group linked to Tillis launched assault adverts on Thursday over Cawthorn infamously calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a ‘thug.’ 

Below is a have a look at the newest unfavourable press that is hit the congressman. 

Cawthorn says he was ‘being crass with a good friend’ in video of his nude thrusting 

A brief video clip showing to indicate the North Carolina Republican simulating a intercourse act with one other particular person was circulated on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

The clip contains a seemingly bare Cawthorn shrieking and grunting as he thrusts in opposition to an unknown man’s face. Another particular person — presumably whoever is recording — will be heard telling Cawthorn to ‘stick it in his face.’ 

‘Fire Madison Cawthorn’ president David Wheeler mentioned in a press release that the video was ‘handed to us by a former supporter’ with out naming who it was.

Cawthorn responded to the video quickly after it was posted, calling it a ‘new hit.’

‘Years in the past, in this video, I used to be being crass with a good friend, making an attempt to be humorous. We had been performing silly, and joking. That’s it,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘I’m NOT backing down. I instructed you there can be a drip drip marketing campaign. Blackmail will not win. We will.’

GOP strategist Heye instructed DailyMail.com that pictures and movies like that one are ‘anathema’ to Evangelical voters — a key Republican demographic.  

The latest Cawthorn scandal involved a video clip appearing to show the congressman naked and thrusting at an unknown male

The newest Cawthorn scandal concerned a video clip showing to indicate the congressman bare and thrusting at an unknown male

Ex-staffer says Cawthorn ran an alcohol-filled office overrun with pets in leaked audio

‘Fire Madison Cawthorn’ was beforehand behind a leaked name between Wheeler and a former caseworker in Cawthorn’s office who mentioned she meant to carry a lawsuit in opposition to him for unfair workplace practices.

The staffer, Lisa Wiggins, claimed Cawthorn’s office didn’t let her take day without work when her husband had a coronary heart assault and her uncle died inside the similar week.

She was fired a short time later.  

Without invoking Cawthorn’s identify, Wiggins mentioned, ‘As far because the candidate himself, I imply, he’s only a unhealthy particular person. 

‘He’s a ordinary liar and he’s going to say and do something he can to your face however behind your again he’s utterly reverse,’ Wiggins claimed. 

Cawthorn’s Hendersonville, North Carolina office allegedly has ‘extra liquor bottles than they do water bottles’ and even had animals like puppies and kittens working round.

‘He’s received a litter field in there, for Heaven’s sakes,’ Wiggins mentioned.

She additionally mentioned he closed all of his district workplaces however one. And fairly than informing constituents of the change, he allegedly makes use of call-forwarding to channel all calls to Hendersonville. 

Wiggins mentioned she knew that was true as a result of she ‘drove and closed all of them.’ 

‘He didn’t have sufficient caseworkers to man them. He didn’t care, he doesn’t care about his constituents. He doesn’t care,’ she mentioned. 

Cawthorn denied the accusations in a Wednesday video, stating ‘nothing could possibly be farther from the reality.’ 

That name was first reported by Smoky Mountain News.

Wiggins urged on the decision a number of instances that she has ‘numerous good tales’ about Cawthorn however was hesitant about offering them over the cellphone. 

‘Plenty of it’s the partying and the ingesting,’ she mentioned of the knowledge she had. ‘I imply ingesting like loopy, partying.’ 

Crotch-grabbing video spurs ethics investigation into Cawthorn’s relationship together with his cousin

Another leaked clip of Cawthorn’s previous habits is on the coronary heart of an ethics grievance into whether or not the 26-year-old congressman has an improper relationship with a member of his employees.

The aide is Cawthorn’s scheduler Stephen Smith, who the lawmaker mentioned is his cousin. Smith being a distant cousin of Cawthorn’s, nevertheless, means he will be on the Republican’s Congressional employees with out working afoul of nepotism legal guidelines that explicitly ban federal lawmakers from hiring 11 particular sorts of kin. 

The DailyMail.com-obtained clip exhibits Cawthorn in the motive force’s seat of a automotive, saying in an unspecified accent: ”I really feel the eagerness and want and want to see a unadorned physique beneath my fingers.’

Smith, apparently filming, turns the lens onto himself to answer ‘Me too.’

The digital camera then exhibits Smith reaching for Cawthorn’s crotch because the lawmaker laughs.

But the video is only one side of Cawthorn’s relationship with Smith that has involved House ethicists.

An earlier video first reported by DailyMail.com shows Cawthorn talking about wanting to 'see a naked body beneath my hands'

His staffer and distant cousin Stephen Smith is then seen putting his hand on Cawthorn's crotch

An earlier video first reported by DailyMail.com exhibits Cawthorn speaking about desirous to ‘see a unadorned physique beneath my fingers’ earlier than his staffer and distant cousin Stephen Smith places his hand on Cawthorn’s crotch

A Venmo payment history between Smith and Cawthorn, attached to the ethics filing and dating from June 2018 is littered with suggestive messages in the form of notes attached to the payments. One payment made by Cawthorn to Smith and dated June 17, 2018, reads, 'Getting naked for me in Sweden'

A Venmo fee historical past between Smith and Cawthorn, hooked up to the ethics submitting and relationship from June 2018 is affected by suggestive messages in the type of notes hooked up to the funds. One fee made by Cawthorn to Smith and dated June 17, 2018, reads, ‘Getting bare for me in Sweden’

Allegations additionally contain lavish presents and beneficiant loans being given to Smith, together with Cawthorn offering him with undeclared free journey and housing. 

The grievance claims that Smith lives with Cawthorn and even accompanied him on his April 2021 honeymoon in Dubai with the lawmaker’s now-ex-wife.

Screenshots of racy messages and pictures of the pair have fueled questions in regards to the nature of their relationship. June 2018 Venmo funds between them embody captions like ‘Getting bare for me in Sweden’ and ‘The quickie on the airport.’

Cawthorn gave the impression to be responding to the video in feedback attacking DailyMail.com on Wednesday.

‘This video is simply silly locker room discuss between two cousins that grew up like brothers, taken lengthy earlier than I served in Congress. And my cousin Stephen that they are attacking is my ADA. He’s household and he is my greatest good friend,’ he says.

‘The article printed in the tabloid [DailyMail.com] did not even trouble to truth test any of this or ship the video to my office earlier than they ran this with misinformation. The media lies. It should not shock any of us.’

DailyMail.com’s article did in truth notice that Cawthorn’s press secretary mentioned the pair had been cousins when reached for remark. 

Additional reporting by Laura Collins  

Footage obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows Rep. Madison Cawthorn (left), 26, in a car with his close aide and staffer Stephen Smith, 23 (right)

Footage obtained solely by DailyMail.com exhibits Rep. Madison Cawthorn (left), 26, in a automotive together with his shut aide and staffer Stephen Smith, 23 (proper)

Cawthorn seen in lingerie in pictures from cruise

Late final month Politico printed unique pictures displaying the North Carolina Republican dressed in girls’s lingerie, which Cawthorn later ascribed to a ‘sport on a cruise.’

The pictures are a stark distinction to the hyper-masculine persona Cawthorn has sought to domesticate in Congress, as soon as stating in a September 2020 podcast that he was ‘raised on proverbs and pushups.’ 

He complained in March 2021: ‘I believe that we have now bred a technology of soppy males and that technology has created numerous issues in our society and our tradition.’ 

It’s unclear when the pictures had been taken. The congressman seems to be sitting in a wheelchair, which means they might doubtless have come a while after the 2014 automotive accident that paralyzed him from the waist down. 

‘I suppose the left thinks goofy trip pictures throughout a sport on a cruise (taken waaay earlier than I ran for Congress) goes to in some way harm me?’ the lawmaker tweeted on April 22. 

‘They’re working out of issues to throw at me…’

Bombshell new photos show Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who recently accused his fellow lawmakers of inviting him to orgies and doing cocaine in front of him, dressed in women's lingerie, chugging wine and surrounded by women

The photos, obtained by Politico and look to make even the most devoted partiers blush, show the 26-year-old Republican with a vacant look in his eyes, wearing women's hoop earrings and a woman's necklace along with a bra and lingerie seT

The pictures, obtained by Politico and look to make even probably the most devoted partiers blush, present the 26-year-old Republican with a vacant look in his eyes, carrying girls’s hoop earrings and a lady’s necklace together with a bra and lingerie set

In the identical Wednesday video that includes Cawthorn bashing DailyMail.com, he additionally seems to take goal at Politico for publishing the pictures. 

‘This article is pushing some type of ludicrous narrative that I’m some form of drag queen on the aspect, apart from being a congressman,’ the lawmaker mentioned.  

‘And actually, that is simply poor journalism, and I’m not shocked. It is Politico in any case — not precisely the identical journalistic requirements as Fox or Newsmax.’

Senator Tillis requires Cawthorn insider buying and selling probe over alleged cryptocurrency scheme 

Tillis, amongst Cawthorn’s most outstanding critics, demanded a Congressional inquiry into whether or not the younger lawmaker violated insider buying and selling legal guidelines after an explosive report linked Cawthorn to a cryptocurrency pump-and-dump scheme. 

The Washington Examiner printed a report suggesting Cawthorn may have been linked to a monetary scheme involving cryptocurrency ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’

He had written on a December 29 Instagram put up of him with ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ cryptocurrency chief James Koutoulas, ‘LGB legends. … Tomorrow we go to the moon!’ 

The subsequent day, NASCAR driver Brandon Brown introduced the cryptocurrency was his new sponsor and the coin’s worth shot up 75 %. Cawthorn has beforehand acknowledged that he is an proprietor of the foreign money.

‘Insider buying and selling by a member of Congress is a critical betrayal of their oath, and Congressman Cawthorn owes North Carolinians a proof,’ Tillis wrote on Twitter that week.

‘There must be a radical and bipartisan inquiry into the matter by the House Ethics Committee.’

Cawthorn appeared to take goal at Tillis in yet one more video after the senator’s name for an investigation, disparaging the senior lawmaker as a ‘Republican In Name Only.’

‘North Carolina, we have now the North Carolina political institution and one RINO senator who’ve actually focused me are coming laborious,’ Cawthorn rambled in the clip.

He posted a summary of his tirade on Instagram beside the video

He posted a abstract of his tirade on Instagram beside the video

TSA confiscates a gun from Cawthorn at Charlotte airport

Late final month the congressman’s 9-millimeter handgun was noticed at a safety checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in his dwelling state, in keeping with WSOC.

A photograph obtained by Channel 9 exhibits a loaded Staccato C2 handgun. 

It was the identical day Cawthorn was accused of potential insider buying and selling. 

The native police division issued him a quotation for Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on City Property, explaining it was customary process fairly than press fees until there different felony fees are concerned.

It mentioned officers had been alerted by the Transport Security Administration {that a} firearm had been discovered in a bag at a screening checkpoint.

‘Responding CMPD officers recognized the proprietor of the bag containing the firearm as David Madison Cawthorn DOB: 08/01/1995,’ the division mentioned in a Twitter thread.

‘Mr. Cawthorn acknowledged that the firearm was his and he was cooperative with the CMPD officers.

‘Mr. Cawthorn was launched, and the CMPD took possession of the firearm, which is regular process.’

Cawthorn’s long-winded Wednesday video additionally options an apology for that incident.

In this photo obtained by WSOC, Cawthorn is at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after TSA allegedly found a gun in his carry-on luggage

In this photograph obtained by WSOC, Cawthorn is at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after TSA allegedly discovered a gun in his carry-on baggage

This photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration shows a 9mm Staccato C2 handgun that officials say was found in the bag

This photograph supplied by the Transportation Security Administration exhibits a 9mm Staccato C2 handgun that officers say was discovered in the bag

‘As a person in a wheelchair who faces dying threats, I do know the one manner I can stand an opportunity in a life threatening state of affairs is with a gun,’ he mentioned, including that he carries a weapon ‘nearly on a regular basis.’

‘Obviously although, I made a mistake. I forgot to disarm earlier than I went via a TSA checkpoint and that is my unhealthy and I’ve to personal that one.’

It’s the second time a gun has been found on Cawthorn by airport safety, the primary incident being in February 2021. He was not charged with a criminal offense.  

Three site visitors stops in 5 months: Cawthorn’s a number of run-ins with freeway patrol

The Congressman’s bother with the regulation would not finish with weapons on the airport, having had three site visitors stops in the final 5 months. 

Most lately, he was stopped on March 3 for driving with expired tags — solely to learn he was driving with an invalid license. 

He was requested to show over his license and change seats with a lady who had been in the passenger seat of his pickup truck, a two-minute thirty-two-second video shared by the Charlotte Observer exhibits. 

Cawthorn was final charged with driving with a revoked license in 2017, although that cost was later dropped, the Observer reported.

An earlier video reported by Queen City News exhibits a site visitors cease in October throughout which Cawthorn was pulled over for dashing.

‘I shouldn’t have my pockets on me,’ the lawmaker says when requested if he had his license. 

As in the March incident,, Cawthorn once more appeared shocked at being knowledgeable he was breaking the principles, with the officer informing him the automotive was registered to his father  — despite Cawthorn claiming it was in his identify.

A female passenger gets out of the car to switch seats with Cawthorn, whose license was taken. The trooper helps her get the lawmaker's wheelchair out of the back

A feminine passenger will get out of the automotive to change seats with Cawthorn, whose license was taken. The trooper helps her get the lawmaker’s wheelchair out of the again

Cawthorn calmly heads to the passenger side of the car

Though he stopped to shake hands with the law enforcement officer

Cawthorn calmly heads to the passenger aspect of the automotive, stopping to shake fingers with the regulation enforcement officer 

‘It appears to be like prefer it’s registered to, I suppose, your dad,’ the cop says in the video.

Cawthorn replies, ‘Is it actually?’

He later reportedly pleaded responsible to improper tools and paid a $25 nice.

The congressman was additionally pulled over in January of this year for going 17 miles over the velocity restrict. 

‘I do know, I’m driving like an fool, I’m sorry sir,’ Cawthorn says in the video additionally obtained by QCN.

He can be heard informing the officer there was a firearm in the automotive.

Cawthorn’s Wednesday video options considerably of an apology: ‘Honestly, that is simply actually good reporting.’

‘There’s not numerous narrative to defeat right here or misrepresentation, this one was an precise mistake. I’ve been pulled over for dashing,’ he mentioned. 

‘My mentality contained in the beltway of Washington, DC has all the time been “all gas, no breaks.” But I simply cannot have that very same mentality when I’m again dwelling on I-26 right here in city.’ 

He completed the phase: ‘So lesson discovered: I’ll decelerate on the street however I will not be slowing down on working to repair Congress.’

It’s not instantly clear which of the site visitors stops he was referring to there. 

Cawthorn dismissed accusations his ex-wife of eight months is a Russian spy

Days after Cawthorn and his then-wife Cristina Bayardelle introduced their mutual determination to divorce, he appeared to take goal at conspiracy theories circulating that Bayardelle was a part of a Russian espionage plot. 

They married in April of 2021, after 4 months of relationship, solely to separate in December of that very same year. 

‘Left-wing losers nonetheless bitter over their debunked Russia Hoax are spreading lies about me,’ Cawthorn wrote on Twitter in late December. 

‘They like to slam ‘conspiracy theories.’ They are the true conspiracy theorists.’

He shared tweets by pundits, together with Occupy Democrats government director Grant Stern, questioning the story of how Cawthorn met his spouse. 

Cawthorn instructed the Daily Caller in 2020 they met at a pretend CrossFit competitors they had been each invited to by a US navy captain from Miami who Cawthorn met at a on line casino in St. Petersburg, Russia on trip after his 2014 accident. 

However playing and casinos have been banned in Russia since 2009. 

Cawthorn's divorce after only eight months of marriage sparked renewed interest in his story about meeting Cristina Bayardelle

Cawthorn’s divorce after solely eight months of marriage sparked renewed curiosity in his story about meeting Cristina Bayardelle 

He told the Daily Caller in 2020 that they were introduced at a fake Crossfit competition set up by an American military captain Cawthorn met at a St. Petersburg casino -- despite casinos being outlawed in Russia for more than a decade

He instructed the Daily Caller in 2020 that they had been launched at a pretend Crossfit competitors arrange by an American navy captain Cawthorn met at a St. Petersburg on line casino — despite casinos being outlawed in Russia for greater than a decade

Cawthorn described being on a visit to Sweden and Norway earlier than taking a ‘boat’ to St. Petersburg with the particular intent of getting ‘$100 every, going to a on line casino to see the way it went.’

‘Later I used to be down in Miami for work, and he texted me and mentioned “Hey would you like to come compete in a Crossfit competition?” I mentioned — I laughed and mentioned “Well, Todd, I can’t do Crossfit, I’m in a wheelchair”,’ Cawthorn recalled. 

‘Todd’ apparently satisfied him by saying he may simply take part in the pull-up competitors.

‘But anyhow all of it was a sham, it was a pretend Crossfit competitors, he simply needed to place me in the identical room with the lady who would ultimately be my fiancée,’ Cawthorn mentioned. 

Left-wing pundits questioned his story, with Stern commenting on Twitter: ‘Madison Cawthorn’s divorce simply went from boring data to nationwide safety concern in about 77 seconds of interview time with the Daily Caller.’

When asserting their divorce late final year, Cawthorn chalked it as much as ‘irreconcilable variations’ mainly fueled by his ascension to Congress. 

Cawthorn claims he was invited to cocaine-fueled orgies in Congress

Cawthorn ignited a firestorm of criticism from Republicans in North Carolina and in Washington in late March when he made feedback describing ‘sexual perversion’ from members of Congress. 

He claimed to have been invited to an orgy and alleged he noticed not less than one lawmaker do cocaine.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy mentioned Cawthorn ‘lost’ his ‘belief’ after meeting with the younger Congressman final week, claiming his habits was ‘not turning into’ of his nationwide office. 

The Republican chief warned Cawthorn may face penalties if he didn’t course right.  

Current and former GOP lawmakers demanded that Cawthorn both identify names or admit to mendacity.

The North Carolina Republican, who has not retracted his feedback, launched a press release blaming Democrats and the media for his controversy. 

‘My feedback on a current podcast look calling out corruption have been utilized by the left and the media to disparage my Republican colleagues and falsely insinuate their involvement in illicit actions,’ he mentioned with out going into specifics about these feedback.

Lawmaker carried ‘a number of weapons’ through the January 6 Capitol riot

Cawthorn admitted that each he and fellow pro-Trump newcomer Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) had been armed on the day of the rebellion final year, and that ‘everybody round’ him that day additionally had weapons, in keeping with a January 6, 2021 interview that was unearthed in mid-March. 

Both he and Boebert assumed office three days earlier than Donald Trump’s supporters violently stormed the US Capitol in a bid to overturn President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. 

The video comes from conservative activist Charlie Kirk’s radio present. In the particular clip it seems Kirk has Cawthorn on the road on the similar time rioters had breached the Capitol’s preliminary defenses and had been scaling the partitions. 

In the newly-unearthed clip, it appears Kirk is in contact with Cawthorn at the very moment Donald Trump's supporters were storming the Capitol

In the newly-unearthed clip, it seems Kirk is in contact with Cawthorn on the very second Donald Trump’s supporters had been storming the Capitol

Asked if he was protected in the mean time, Cawthorn mentioned he was, however continued: ‘As you understand I consider in the Second Amendment in addition to numerous different members.’

‘So we’re armed. We’re in a protected places — cannot disclose the place,’ the GOP firebrand mentioned. 

In one other portion of the roughly minute-long video, Kirk requested Cawthorn to substantiate he and Boebert had been armed.

Cawthorn, seemingly hesitant at first, replied: ‘Yes certainly, sure certainly.’

‘So you understand, clearly, having the wheelchair I’m capable of carry many — a number of weapons at one time,’ he mentioned. ‘So you understand, everybody round me is armed’

Video exhibits Cawthorn calling Zelensky a ‘thug’ two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine 

Cawthorn’s notorious cocaine and orgies feedback got here two weeks after a video surfaced of him calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a thug.

The video was taken roughly two weeks after Russia started attacking Ukraine on February 24.  

At the time, Zelensky had already earned worldwide reward for his bravery and management via the brutal invasion — which Russia claimed was aimed toward ‘denazifying’ Ukraine. 

‘Remember, that Zelensky is a thug,’ the 26-year-old freshman Republican Congressman mentioned in the quick clip shared by WRAL.

He gave the impression to be discussing the US sending navy support to Ukraine earlier than lashing out at leaders in Kyiv — who refused to flee the nation despite experiences that many are on a Russian ‘kill record’ together with Zelensky and his household.

‘Remember the Ukrainian authorities is extremely corrupt and extremely evil and it has been pushing woke ideologies,’ he mentioned.

According to CNN, Cawthorn made the feedback to a bunch of supporters in Asheville, North Carolina.

It's not clear when or where the video of Cawthorn was taken, though local station WRAL notes that the freshman Republican lawmaker had multiple events last weekend

It’s not clear when or the place the video of Cawthorn was taken, although native station WRAL notes that the freshman Republican lawmaker had a number of occasions final weekend

About an hour after the video was first posted, the North Carolina lawmaker condemned Russia’s invasion on Twitter however then stunningly accused Zelensky of pushing ‘misinformation’ to drag Americans into the battle.

‘The actions of Putin and Russia are disgusting. But leaders, together with Zelensky, ought to NOT push misinformation on America,’ Cawthorn mentioned. ‘I’m praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian individuals. Pray additionally we’re not drawn into battle based mostly on overseas leaders pushing misinformation.’

He additionally linked again to an alt-right e-newsletter that seems to push anti-western narratives and undermine Zelensky’s management.

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham distanced himself from Cawthorn’s remarks throughout a Senate GOP press convention on Thursday afternoon.

‘Like 90 % of the nation is with the Ukrainians,’ Graham mentioned. ‘So while you see a member of Congress say issues like this, the one factor I need you to know, they’re outliers in the biggest sense doable on our aspect.’

Heye defined to DailyMail.com on Thursday: ‘Nationally, Zelensky is overwhelming fashionable, so calling him a thug will get him on the mistaken aspect of voters.’ 

Tillis’ political fundraising arm, Grow NC Strong PAC, lately rolled out assault adverts taking goal at Cawthorn’s phrases and actions which have appeared supportive of Russia throughout its invasion of Ukraine.

‘Always in the limelight. Now Madison Cawthorn is starring on [Russian President Vladimir] Putin State TV. Putin used Cawthorn’s claims to defend his conflict crimes whereas Putin slaughtered harmless Ukrainians,’ the video says in keeping with the Washington Times. ‘Cawthorn voted in opposition to banning the Russian oil funding Putin’s terror. Worse than serving to our enemies, Cawthorn hurts our heroes. His plan cuts veterans’ advantages by $80 billion. Madison Cawthorn helps our enemies, hurts our heroes.’

Many of the damning leaks about Cawthorn have come from American Muckrakers PAC, a political machine nicknamed ‘Fire Madison Cawthorn.’


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