Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) has responded to a video circulating connected societal media that appears to amusement the blimpish congressman successful the nude, making thrusting motions adjacent the look of different man.
“A caller deed against maine conscionable dropped,” the GOP lawmaker tweeted connected Wednesday. “Years ago, successful this video, I was being crass with a friend, trying to beryllium funny. We were acting foolish, and joking. That’s it.”
A caller deed against maine conscionable dropped.
Years ago, successful this video, I was being crass with a friend, trying to beryllium funny.
We were acting foolish, and joking.
I’m NOT backing down.
I told you determination would beryllium a drip drip campaign.
Blackmail won't win. We will.
It’s unclear who changeable the video oregon however it became public. Cawthorn characterized it arsenic portion of a “drip drip campaign” ― presumably, 1 meant to discredit him as his reelection bid approaches ― and asserted that “blackmail won’t win.”
The astir 30-second clip shows what appears to beryllium a nude Cawthorn successful a furniture thrusting with his groin adjacent the caput of an unidentified person. A antheral dependable tin beryllium heard saying, “Oh ma yah yah oh” repeatedly. A antheral dependable tin besides beryllium heard laughing and saying, “stick it successful his face.”
The video footage emerged aft photos surfaced showing Cawthorn wearing women’s lingerie ― images helium said were from a “goofy” crippled connected a cruise ― and a video that showed 1 of his antheral unit members grabbing his crotch. The second video has sparked an morals complaint, The Washington Times reported.
Cawthorn’s critics person noted that specified videos and images suggest hypocrisy connected the portion of a right-wing lawmaker, who has said helium adheres to “a batch of accepted values and a batch of accepted ideas” and has complained that members of the LGBTQ assemblage have gone excessively far successful pursuing their rights.
The North Carolina Republican has besides made headlines implicit allegations of insider trading, trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a level for the 2nd clip and having to surrender his driver’s license aft driving with a suspended license.
In precocious March, helium besides raised immoderate eyebrows erstwhile helium claimed that the D.C. elite had previously invited him to orgies and done cocaine successful beforehand of him.