Madison Cawthorn discovers that swaggering Republican colleagues can be detrimental to your political health

Before entering politics, Madison Cawthorn ran a Chick-fil-A and worked as a staff assistant in the district office of her predecessor Mark Meadows. While Your Wonkette would never disparage honest work, there’s nothing on this guy’s resume that indicates he was ready to be a true member of Congress in the United States House of Representatives. Indeed Meadows, who presumably had an idea of ​​Cawthorn’s abilities, left balls to the wall in a failed attempt to ensure he doesn’t have to give way to the then 24-year-old.

And only this time we will have to agree with Mark Meadows. The past two years have shown Exactly because Trump’s chief of staff wanted a replacement-level middle-aged white woman to follow the party line instead of a shitty baby who alternates between clashes with the police and attacks on her fellow Republicans. This is why members of his own committee are undoubtedly trying to oust Cawthorn before next week’s primary in the hopes that his constituents will abort this non-viable congressman and spare them the pain of having to carry him for another. mandate.

Wednesday the post Office frog history about how much the rest of the North Carolina delegation, especially Senator Thom Tillis, despise this little idiot.

Tillis and several of North Carolina’s top Republicans, including the Speaker of the State House and the Senate Leader, are backing a challenger, State Senator Chuck Edwards, in next Tuesday’s primary. Tillis personally raised money for the effort. An allied super PAC is bombarding the district with TV commercials and postal articles highlighting Cawthorn series of scandals and indiscretions – a list that gets longer almost every day.

It never seems to have occurred to this genius of the brain that there could be a political consequence for speaking ill of his fellow Republicans.

“Why is your wife attacking me on Twitter?” Cawthorn sent a message to Tillis in November.

“Spit only ballin here, but maybe why did you assault her husband?” Tillis returned the blow

“I don’t feel like I’ve been attacking you that much,” Cawthorn replied. “I think I said I don’t think you’re conservative enough, I didn’t realize it made us enemies.”

In fact, Cawthorn made many enemies in North Carolina, which is why Susan Tillis was tweeting on him. Because without speaking to any of his fellow Tar Heel Gippers, the Boy Wonder announced last year that he would be moving on to run in a safer Republican place. Not to improve his electoral prospects, he assured the voters, but because “I fear that another republican institution that gets along may prevail there. I will not let that happen. “

That “getting along Republican establishment” that Cawthorn blocked was House Speaker Tim Moore, that is, not someone a normal person would try to alienate if he wanted a future in North Carolina republican politics. In the end, Cawthorn hasn’t even finished changing districts!

And that was before this unruly little shit told a podcaster that he was invited to do it orgies of cocaine from his fellow MEPs, which appears to have been the last straw for many of his Republican colleagues in DC, who may have been able to ignore the multiple instances driving with a suspended license and carrying a gun on a plane, which did not directly affect them.

Over the past month, the knives have been on Cawthorn, with regular video launches of him acting like a second-row high school quarterback during spring break. Here it is inside lingerie! Here he is to take his groped the groin by a male helper, who is also his cousin. Here he is texting Venmo paying the adjutant for “undress for me in Sweden.” There he is hopping naked in bed with said aide. Here’s Donald Trump wondering if Madison Cawthorn is “fucking his cousin?”

Today CNN has a story about how much everyone in North Carolina and DC hates Madison Cawthorn. Spoiler alert: that’s a lot.

“I met the boy and said, ‘Don’t break the law again. If you break the law again, I’ll start asking for you to be expelled,’” a Republican lawmaker told CNN. “And I don’t mean kicked out of the (House Freedom) Caucus, I mean kicked out of the Conference. Vote him out. It’s a black eye on our conference.”

Very brave and anonymous MP!

Let’s get busy and assume Kevin McCarthy, that spineless bowl of jelly, won’t do shit to punish Cawthorn. But the Republicans’ willingness to say out loud that this kid is a damn idiot shows that they realize what a problem the caucus is.

He receives no primary support from his fellow North Carolina House members:

Asked if he had supported Cawthorn for his re-election, Rep David Rouzer said, “I’m not going to get involved in the primary one way or another.”

Rep Dan Bishop said, “I have no comment on that.”

Representative Virginia Foxx laughed, stopped and said, “Right now, I’m just going to vote.” Her campaign did not respond to requests for comment.

And both Tillis and Senator Richard Burr, who is retiring, have spoken out against him.

“There is nothing that puts me in the position where the first time in my career I oppose a Republican in office,” said Tillis, who recommended that the Ethics Committee investigate Cawthorn for possible involvement in a crypto pump and dump scheme. “I’ve never done that. But it’s totality. It’s a lack of seriousness.”

Burr was less cautious: “Every day that ends in ‘y’ is embarrassing.”

But with all of that, Cawthorn still leads his closest opponent, State Senator Chuck Edwards. The next Ronald Reagan Memorial Boner Orgy is going to be pretty awkward after that kid wins next week. Ah, well, nothing a little cocaine can’t fix.

[WaPo / CNN]

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