- Jan 22, 2017
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- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Left
The embattled congressman has outraged Republican colleagues with accusations of orgies and drug use.
Cawthorn, 26, was raised in a conservative Baptist community in Henderson County, North Carolina, and has staked his political persona on arch-traditional Christian principles and the insistence of the importance of a kind of hypermasculinity.
Cawthorn responded to the photos saying,Photographs obtained by POLITICO appear to show Madison Cawthorn, the embattled Republican congressman from North Carolina who recently accused his GOP colleagues of inviting him to orgies, wearing lingerie in what appears to be a party setting.
Now...do I actually care about these photos? Of course not. If anything he's really rocking the look to be honest. I'm almost upset how hot he looks considering his political actions. So, why I am (and others on the left) talking about this? Well, because Cawthorth has VERY publicly been a strong advocacy for Christian morality and has condemned and jeered the degeneracy of the left.“I guess the left thinks goofy vacation photos during a game on a cruise (taken waaay before I ran for Congress) is going to somehow hurt me? They’re running out of things to throw at me... Share your most embarrassing vacay pics in the replies.”
He has supported laws and passed bills that have targeted the supposed 'degeneracy' of the left in addition to using this platform to attack LGTBQ people. I think it's worth talking about this because while the left certainly doesn't care about these photos, his base certainly does. He's built a following conditioned to attack people that dress or look like he did in those photos. Maybe he will reconsider some of his positions, but I doubt it if he was committed enough to encourage Jan 6th.“I think that we have bred a generation of soft men and that generation has created a lot of problems in our society and our culture,” he said in March 2021 on a podcast “designed to reclaim and restore masculinity in a society that is ever more dismissive of what it means to be a man.”