Amid many scandals, the first term of Congress Madison Cawthorn lost his seat in the House of Representatives last night after failing to fend off a challenge from the state legislator Chuck Edwards in the North Carolina Republican primary.
Let’s review some of the scandals plaguing the 26-year-old who was once considered a rising star in the Republican Party:
- He called Volodymyr Zelensky a “thug” after Russia invaded Ukraine.
- He claimed without evidence that Washington personalities he “admired” invited him to orgies and used cocaine. Parliamentary Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy publicly chided Cawthorn for the remark.
- Police have arrested Cawthorn for driving three times since October.
- Authorities have caught Cawthorn with firearms at airport checkpoints twice since last year, including last month.
- Videos released in the final weeks of the campaign showed Cawthorn in sexually suggestive poses.
Even with all the scandal, Trump’s staunch ally Cawthorn still had Trump’s approval. donald trump. Just before the primary, Trump posted on his social media site urging voters to support Cawthorn: “Recently he’s made some stupid mistakes, which I don’t believe he’ll make again…let’s give Madison a second chance!” “
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Yesterday was the biggest primary night of the year, with voters in five states – Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon, Idaho and Kentucky — picking the candidates at the center of some of this year’s most contentious battles for control of Congress, state houses and governor’s offices.
Right now the race for the Republican nomination for the Senate sit in Pennsylvaniaa is shoulder to shoulder between Mehmet Ozthe famous doctor better known as Dr Ozand Dave McCormick, a former hedge fund boss. Oz, which is supported by donald trumpis currently trailing McCormick, but the race remains too close.
Many are watching the race to gauge Trump’s enduring grip on the Republican Party – one of many tests of the night. With the race in Oz still too close to be called, Republicans in Pennsylvania handily named Trump’s choice for governor – Doug Mastriano – a Holocaust denier who was outside the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
However, in North Carolina, Republicans ousted Trump’s Senate nominee – Madison Cawthorn, the scandal-ridden first-term deputy. But in that same state, the Trump-backed congressman Ted Bud ex-governor beaten Pat McCrory and a dozen other candidates for the Republican Senate nomination.
In Idaho, the sitting governor, Brad Little, defeated his far-right lieutenant-governor, Janice McGeachina Trump-endorsed candidate who twice tried to take office to ban coronavirus mask and vaccine mandates when Little was out of state on business.
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