There has been a reality check going on in the 11th District in NC. Playing nice in the sandbox is
the only way to be permitted to stay. I guess Madison Cawthorne didn’t focus on the others around him in Congress. It’s like whatever he really did is pale in comparison to what they have accused him of – even making it public. Obviously, he got the attention of those who were not happy about his presence there.
As a result, State Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) unseated Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) in the North Carolina, 11th congressional district primary on Tuesday of this week. It was confirmed by Dave Wasserman, the House editor of the Cook Political Report, that Cawthorn lost his re-nomination bid to state Sen. Edwards who garnered the endorsement of the Former Texas Gov. and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry Edwards –
Cawthorn had faced increasing attacks from the left and establishment media outlets over many issues including some rather questionable behaviors he was accused of. Sadly, he became an easy target for the those in the sand box who wanted him gone and the left who were making significant headway in criticizing him.
Some of the behaviors he had been accused of were:
Taking a firearm through security at an airport; wearing lingerie in photos; appearing in a video in which a staffer pantomimes a grab for his groin; speeding without a valid driver’s license; gyrating naked on top of another man in bed; accusing unnamed lawmakers of inhaling cocaine and inviting him to an orgy; calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “a thug” and promoting cryptocurrency in ways that encouraged critics to claim he was involved in insider trading. A very detailed list of behaviors that cost him his re-nomination.
In his reaction to what he has called a coordinated attack against him, Cawthorn stated-
“I’ve really never seen the swamp launch such a coordinated attack against any individual in politics except for Donald Trump.”- Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)
Many Republicans, as well as those of the left were very much against Madison largely because he boldly and at times without consideration - spoke his mind.
He essentially has been accused of being “too immature and uncultured”. Some have been trying to oust him for as many as fifteen months now and are absolutely gleeful that he has been defeated. According to Twitter posts there are those on the left who actually changed their party affiliation to assist in voting him out. That’s pretty determined.
The party-line it would seem is very unforgiving and successfully threw its’ weight behind Chuck Edwards. Hopefully, if Mr. Edwards has personal baggage that can be put on display, he will take a lesson here. Playing in the sandbox can be downright risky.
“By inconsistency and frivolity, we stray from the Way and show ourselves to be beginners. In this we do much harm.”- Yamamoto Tsunetomo