Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has lost his primary for North Carolina’s deep-red 11th Congressional district in a shocking upset, following a scorched-earth campaign by his Republican colleagues to get him the hell out.
The freshman Congressman’s troubles first emerged shortly after he made some wild (yet ultimately very plausible) claims on a conservative podcast in March, recounting how Republican colleagues had snorted “key bumps of coke” in front of him and invited him to orgies in their homes. When his storytelling caught fire in the media, Republicans were quick to fire back. Several House Republicans demanded that Cawthorn “name names.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the likely architect of some of the worst anti-Cawthorn headlines lately, called Cawthorn a liar who “needs to turn his life around.” One of Cawthorn’s own Senators called him an “embarrassment,” and the other endorsed his primary opponent.
Finally, GOP elites have drawn a red line!
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