Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) made some startling statements during an interview late last week, claiming — among other things — that he has been invited to orgies and has witnessed other lawmakers doing cocaine in front of him.
In addition, he said that media types who have also witnessed such incidents essentially document and table them for later use in ‘blackmail’ during an interview with John Lovell of the Warrior Poet Society podcast.
The young GOP representative was asked if “House of Cards,” the television series starring Kevin Spacey as the Democratic chief whip, and his “secret life of corruption and power and money and perversion” was anything close to the reality of life in the nation’s capital. Cawthorn responded by saying that he was shocked at the amount of “sexual perversion” in Washington.
In addition, he told the interviewer that as a young man who has always paid a lot of attention to politics, he was amazed and surprised that some lawmakers he “looked up to” had invited him to “sexual get-togethers,” which he noted were actually just orgies, while noting that cocaine and drug use among D.C. insiders is fairly rampant.
“I look at all these people, a lot of them that I’ve looked up to through my life, I’ve always paid attention to politics. Then all of the sudden you get invited to: ‘Well hey we’re going to have kind of a sexual get together at one of our homes, you should come,'” the first-term congressman told the host.
“I’m like: ‘What did you just ask me to come to?'” Cawthorn continued. “Then you realize they are asking you to come to an orgy.”
“Some of the people that are leading on the movement to try and remove addiction in our country and then you watch them do, you know, a key bump of cocaine right in front of you and it’s like, wow, this is wild,” Cawthorn added.
Cawthorn recently got divorced, having only been married to his wife for eight months. Both of them acknowledged how hard life is in the public’s eye, Just the News reported.
The North Carolina Republican also claimed that there is a “whole espionage aspect” to what goes on in Washington.
“So many people trade in secrets, and there’s a currency to secrets,” he said, adding that one of the most disturbing things is that members of the media intentionally pursue those secrets to “keep nasty stories about you or other people on a shelf,” ready to drop at a moment’s notice as a means of blackmail.
“If you’re about to speak out against something they don’t want you to, they’ll come out and say ‘we’re about to drop this story of when 17 years ago you did X, Y, and Z, and you don’t want us to drop that story do you, so we’re going to bully you back into this position.’” Cawthorn added.
Cawthorn made headlines earlier this year when left-wing groups filed suit in federal court to keep him off the ballot in November. The lawsuit claimed that by attending then-President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, he took part in an “insurrection” and was therefore ineligible to run under the Constitution.
A federal judge tossed the suit claiming an 1872 law that pardoned ex-Confederates rendered the groups’ claims moot.