Since his election to Congress in 2020, Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has been embroiled in so many scandals that we’ve had to create a timeline to keep track of them all. An ethics complaint was filed against the new representative just a few days ago.
Stephen L. Smith, Cawthorn’s cousin, and scheduler did not receive any of the gifts or loans that Cawthorn handed to him. Smith gropes Cawthorn’s crotch in a video. Messages like “getting naked for me in Sweden” and “the quickie at the airport” were exchanged via Venmo in 2018 and 2019.
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who is challenging Cawthorn in the upcoming elections, has asked for a probe into the senator’s alleged involvement in a pump-and-dump cryptocurrency scheme.
A loaded weapon was found in his carry-on luggage at the airport on April 26. Even more recently, he said an invitation to an orgy in the nation’s capital had arrived in the mail just last month. As time went on, it became clear to him that he had made it all up.
A timeline of Cawthorn’s scandals is here in case you’ve lost track of them all:
Jan. 6, 2021: Pushes False Claims of Election Fraudulence at a “Stop the Steal” Rally
Cawthorn declared the 2020 presidential election a sham in front of a throng of enraged rioters waving red MAGA banners on January 6th. Cawthorn remarked, “This audience has some fight in it.
“Despite all the electoral fraud, the Democrats and the Republicans are working together to silence your voice. There’s no doubt about it: they don’t want to hear you.” He went on to say that if elections were rigged, there would be “greater carnage.”
Feb. 4, 2021: Cawthorn Defends His Jan. 6 Inciting Speech
Despite Cawthorn’s admission in a CNN interview on January 23 that the 2020 presidential election was “not fraudulent,” he changed his tune two weeks later. Cawthorn afterward refused to apologize for the “Stop the Steal” demonstration or for promoting violence at the riot in an interview with Youtube broadcaster Carlos Watson.
“I don’t regret it, actually,” Cawthorn said. “I was specifically trying to get across to the people that, ‘Hey, I am in Congress, I am going down to the Capitol right now to speak on your behalf.'”
February 6, 2021: Details Emerge About Cawthorn’s Sexual Harassment During College
Buzzfeed News broke a major story in February of 2021. Several former students at Patrick Henry College, a tiny Christian university in Virginia, have come forward to say that Cawthorn harassed them while they were students there. He has been accused of calling women disparaging names, forcing them to sit on his lap,, and touching them without their permission while on campus.
Among female students, his “fun drives” were a renowned topic of conversation. As he persuaded them to go on off-campus drives, he asked them invasive questions about their sex lives and virginity. “You don’t want to be alone with him, especially in his car,” women on campus started warning one another quickly,” Buzzfeed described.
RINOS are tripping over themselves to defeat me.
They will lose.
We will win. pic.twitter.com/C2Zeg1vBWn
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) April 29, 2022
Feb. 1, 2022: Cawthorn Sues North Carolina Over the Effort to Disqualify His Reelection
Free Speech for People, a non-profit, filed a challenge with the North Carolina State Board of Elections in January to have Cawthorn’s name removed from the re-election ballot. According to the protesters, Cawthorn was an “insurrectionist” since he supported their cause on January 6th. Cawthorn responded quickly. Because of this, he sued the state of North Carolina, arguing that the State Board of Elections did not have the authority to remove him from the polls.
“Running for office is not only a great privilege, but it is also a right protected under the Constitution,” Cawthorn said in a statement. “I love this country and have never engaged in, or would ever engage in, an insurrection against the United States.”
He was allowed to run in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, but his chances of winning remain slim even though only 38 percent of the district is Republican.
March 9, 2022: Cawthorn Is Caught Driving With a Suspended Licence
Cawthorn was arrested a second time for driving while his license was revoked, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 20 days in jail. He had two speeding fines in three North Carolina counties just a few months earlier. “On any given day, he’s an embarrassment,” said former North Carolina Senator Richard Burr.
March 9, 2022: Cawthorn Calls Zelensky a “Thug”
Cawthorn weighed up on Ukrainian president Zelensky on March 9, 2022, shortly after Russia launched its full-scale, brutal invasion of Ukraine. It’s important to remember that Zelensky is a thug, Cawthorn stated in a video message to supporters in North Carolina. It’s important to remember that Ukraine’s government is corrupt, nasty, and has been promoting “woke” ideals.
This leak was meant to intimidate the Supreme Court into backing down.
Pray for the end of Roe v. Wade.
Pray the Court will defend innocent life.
Pray the Court will stand strong.
Evil MUST not triumph.
Science, common sense, and LIFE will win.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) May 3, 2022
Even Republicans were appalled by what they saw. More than 90% of the country is on the side of the Ukrainians and opposes Vladimir Putin, according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham. This is why you need to know that when a member of Congress says something like this, they’re an exception rather than the rule.
April 22, 2022: Photos Emerge of Cawthorn Partying in Lingerie
It was revealed on April 22 that Cawthorn was photographed in an all-white nightgown and silver hoop earrings while wearing a black lace bra. The photographs were surprising, given Cawthorn’s vocal promotion of hypermasculinity and aversion to Washington’s “sexual perversion” culture. The 2020 podcast included Cawthorn saying, “I was raised on Proverbs and pushups.
Cawthorn defended the photos on Twitter.
“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?” he tweeted. “They’re running out of things to throw at me… Share your most embarrassing vacay pics in the replies.”
May 4, 2022: Video Clip Shows Cawthorn Nude in Bed With Another Man
A new hit against me just dropped.
Years ago, in this video, I was being crass with a friend, trying to be funny.
We were acting foolish, and joking.
I’m NOT backing down.
I told you there would be a drip drip campaign.
Blackmail won’t win. We will.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) May 4, 2022
Cawthorn’s political opponents have published a violent video that claims to show the Republican naked in bed with another man. In Cawthorn’s defense, he referred to the incident as “acting silly” and “being crass with a friend.”
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- 1 Jan. 6, 2021: Pushes False Claims of Election Fraudulence at a “Stop the Steal” Rally
- 2 Feb. 4, 2021: Cawthorn Defends His Jan. 6 Inciting Speech
- 3 February 6, 2021: Details Emerge About Cawthorn’s Sexual Harassment During College
- 4 Feb. 1, 2022: Cawthorn Sues North Carolina Over the Effort to Disqualify His Reelection
- 5 March 9, 2022: Cawthorn Is Caught Driving With a Suspended Licence
- 6 March 9, 2022: Cawthorn Calls Zelensky a “Thug”
- 7 April 22, 2022: Photos Emerge of Cawthorn Partying in Lingerie
- 8 May 4, 2022: Video Clip Shows Cawthorn Nude in Bed With Another Man