Gun lover and accused of being racist, Madison Cawthorn, US Congresswoman with blonde hair was considered the perfect leader of the Conservative Party Republican Party when, in 2017, he became the youngest lawmaker in his country’s history.
But now the ardent supporter of Donald Trump, who recently accused fellow Republicans of inviting him to orgies and tweeted that ‘there is only one God and two genders’, appeared in a series of photos wearing women’s underwear and huge earrings at a party. And he outraged his Republican colleagues.
Photos, published by the site Politician surprising considering that Cawthorn based his political career on traditional Christian principles. and the importance of “hyper-masculinity”.
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The date the photos were taken is unclear, although they appear to show Cawthorn sitting in a wheelchair, indicating that the event happened after the accident. In the photos, you can also see a hanging badge that appears in other images and videos of the Republican.
The site points out that during his short political career Cawthorn “banked his political persona on arch-traditional Christian principles and an insistence on the importance of a kind of hyper-masculinity”.
After the photos were published, Cawthorn, 26, he defended himself and explained that they had been taken on a cruise ship before being elected to Congress.
“I guess the left thinks stupid cruise vacation pics (taken before I ran for Congress) are going to hurt me somehow,” he tweeted. “They’re running out of stuff to throw me with.”
Madison Cawthorn, raised between “proverbs and inflections”, denounces “sexual perversion”
A pro-Trump, anti-abortion and pro-Second Amendment millennialCawthorn was born in 1996 and grew up in a conservative Baptist community in Henderson County, North Carolina. “I was brought up on proverbs and inflections,” he said in a September 2020 podcast.
“I subscribe to Judeo-Christian beliefs,” he added. “I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I think if you think about my political ideology, where it really comes from, you know, my ethics and my morals and what I think is right and wrong, you look at old Jerusalem, you have old Judeo values – Christians.”
“I also cling to a lot of traditional values and a lot of traditional ideas, because they have worked in the past,” he explained then. “I think we raised a generation of gentle men and that generation created a lot of problems in our society and our culture,” added in another podcast published in 2021.
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Cawthorn, who was confined to a wheelchair at the age of 18, after suffering a car accidentpresented himself as a new face who could bring a new generational perspective to the Republican Party, but scandals have followed in recent years.
Some US news articles pointed to social media posts called Hitler “the Führer” and said that visiting Hitler’s holiday home in Germany was on his “to do list” and that “did not disappoint“.
In recent weeks, Cawthorn called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a ‘criminal’ and suggested House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a drinking problem and that I am racking up a series of tickets for speeding, driving with expired plates and a revoked licence.
Cawthorn has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct. In 2020, he created a website attacking journalist Cory Booker to work “for non-white men” and intending to “ruin white men running for office”.
On the other hand, his comments about “sexual perversion”, which he later admitted were exaggerateddrew a public backlash from Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as well as other top Republicans, including those in his North Carolina congressional caucus.
According to political experts, the appearance of the photos in women’s lingerie, in addition to their conservative and macho profile, will certainly not benefit Cawthorn’s campaign for the party’s elections scheduled for mid-May.