Afterward, Madison Cawthorn slammed “blackmail” and said “I was being crass” in old videos that had been leaked.
“As a group, we made silly faces and joked. That’s it, then “Tweeted: A lawmaker in the state of NC said this. “I’m not going to back down. I told you there was going to be a drip drip campaign, but you didn’t believe me. In this case, we will win.”
On Wednesday night, Madison Cawthorn talked about another private video that had started making the rounds on the Internet. This one seemed to show him rubbing his naked body on someone else.
Filmed by an anti-Cawthorn group, it came out just a few hours after the North Carolina lawmaker had released a more than seven-minute video statement about other issues that have plagued his short term in office, which he has said is a “outlandish” and “coordinated attack” on his career.
“An attack against me just came out. A long time ago, in this video, I tried to be funny by being snarky with a friend “During the second video, Cawthorn wrote a tweet about it on Wednesday.
“As a group, we made silly faces and joked. That’s it, then “It didn’t stop. “I’m not going to back down. I told you there was going to be a drip drip campaign, but you didn’t believe me. Blackmail won’t work, and it won’t get you anything. We are going to.”
A group of people who want to get him out of office filed an ethics complaint against him last week, saying that he didn’t properly disclose “gifts and loans” he gave to his scheduler.
One of the videos and comments from the anti-Cawthorn PAC shows him and one of his aides joking with each other. The aide, who is also Cawthorn’s cousin, puts his hand on Cawthorn’s thigh.
A lot of people in Cawthorn’s own party are not happy with the young lawmaker, who was elected to Congress in 2020 at the age of 25 to replace Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
At least some of the problems in the party are caused by Cawthorn’s appearance on a podcast in March when he said that other lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were taking drugs and having orgies.
Cawthorn and other members of the Republican Party were not happy about that comment. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said that the young lawmaker had “lost [his] trust,” which caused a lot of trouble.
Since he made those comments, Cawthorn has been running for re-election in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, where he is competing in a crowded primary. Videos, photos, and stories about him have been coming out.
This week, the latest leaked video showed Cawthorn naked and stretched out next to another person, who he then rubbed against in an aggressive way.
First, Cawthorn released a video on Wednesday. In it, he talked about the video that showed him and his aide.
This is one of the first examples of a politician who had a cell phone in their hand when they were young. “You are seeing one of the first examples of a politician who had a cell phone in their hand when they were young,” Cawthorn said in a video he posted on Twitter. People in Congress right now would not be there if they had grown up less than one mile from a cell phone.
He said more: “Now, this video is just silly locker room talk between two cousins who grew up together and were cousins. It was taken a long time before I was a member of Congress. My ADA is my cousin, Steven. He’s my brother. He’s also my best friend.”
They are personal problems for Cawthorn, but they come against a background of legal issues. Thomas Tillis, another North Carolina Republican who is not a fan of Cawthorn, wants a bipartisan ethics investigation after it was reported that Cawthorn may have traded inside information about the launch of the “Let’s Go Brandon” cryptocurrency.
It’s time for Congressman Cawthorn to give North Carolinians an answer, Tillis said on Twitter last week.