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Going to the Eagle’s Nest was on his bucket list. References Hitler as The Fuhrer. And Everything else about him screams Nazi. Fascist might be an easier term to defend but he just emotes Nazi.
 

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Hitler had some good drugs, so Cawthorn needs to loosen up his hall monitor attitude.
 

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Ethics complaint alleges steamy relationship between Cawthorn, male staffer

A federal super PAC created in western North Carolina for the express purpose of getting North Carolina’s homophobic U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn “fired” from Congress today filed an ethics complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics asking that the agency investigate Cawthorn for a host of alleged ethical violations, including an illicit relationship between 26-year-old Cawthorn and a 23-year-old male staffer, Stephen Smith.

Submitted with the complaint is video of the two young men in a car, apparently shot by Smith, in which Cawthorn, sitting behind the wheel, talks about wanting to see “a naked body beneath my hands.” Smith responds, “Me too!” And the two laugh as Smith videos his hand reaching over to touch Cawthorn’s crotch.

The UK’s Daily Mail broke the story tonight, and the video is posted on the DailyMail.co.UK website.
The PAC’s complaint claims Cawthorn violated House Rule XXIII by providing free housing and travel as a gift to Smith, “an employee of the House,” in excess of $250. The complaint also alleges that Cawthorn has provided loans to Smith which Smith has not repaid (a violation of House Rule XXV) and that Cawthorn “has not properly filed House financial disclosures regarding gifts and loans” to Smith (a violation of House Rule XXVI).

The complaint notes that Smith lives with Cawthorn and that “various social media postings by them indicate a personal relationship between them, separate and apart from the professional relationship of employer and employee.” The ethics complaint also notes that Smith went with Cawthorn and his new wife, Cristina Bayardelle, on their honeymoon to Dubai in April last year. Cawthorn and Bayardelle announced they were divorcing a mere eight months after their weddng.

Included with the complaint as evidence of an inappropriate relationship between the two young men are a series of memos attached to Venmo payments in 2018 and 2019, before Cawthorn was elected to Congress. The memos say things like “The quickie at the airport,” “The stuff we did in Amsterdam,” “Getting naked for me in Sweden,” and “Nudes.”
 

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Hang on - isn’t that the Daily Mail though?
 

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Well, it’s not quite the National Enquirer. Suspect, but not pregnant-by-aliens crazy.
 

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Looks like Cawthorn is losing in the primary by a pretty good margin.
 

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According to the New York Times election tracker, he got 31.9% of the vote, losing to State Senator Chuck Edwards with 33.4%. The rest of the vote was divided up among 6 candidates.
 

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And now he has to get a real job. The GOP is looking to take the House in November, but there is a tiny sliver of happiness in that Cawthorn is gone. And Trump continues to have unpredictable influences in races.
 

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According to the New York Times election tracker, he got 31.9% of the vote, losing to State Senator Chuck Edwards with 33.4%. The rest of the vote was divided up among 6 candidates.
Why isn't he crying election fraud?
 

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He possibly has some gig lined up with some alt-right "think" tank.
 

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Or some right-wing media outlet or some right-wing activist organization.
 

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26 years old and already washed up.

I wonder if the video of him naked humping another guy's face had anything to do with it.
 

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I know I'm a jaded cynical prick, but I can't help but have the feeling that Republicans are going to find someone even more vile than Cawthorn and in a few years time we're going to be nostalgic towards the cunt.
 

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Now he`s gone and we won't have Madison Cawthorn to kick around any more. Next up, Boobert's primary.
YOU won't have Madison to kick around anymore. I live in NC. I'll still have to deal with this fool 🙄
Look on the bright side. At least you don't have to say that you live in the same state as Marjorie Taylor Greene.
 

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Now he`s gone and we won't have Madison Cawthorn to kick around any more. Next up, Boobert's primary.
YOU won't have Madison to kick around anymore. I live in NC. I'll still have to deal with this fool 🙄
Look on the bright side. At least you don't have to say that you live in the same state as Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Now he`s gone and we won't have Madison Cawthorn to kick around any more. Next up, Boobert's primary.
YOU won't have Madison to kick around anymore. I live in NC. I'll still have to deal with this fool 🙄
Look on the bright side. At least you don't have to say that you live in the same state as Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Every state has their assholes. We had Rick Santorum for a while. Don't recall if he was ever into the whole conspiracy thing, don't think he was. And he is on record doing good work with the disabled and children. So he's a right wing kook with some redeeming qualities. Greene and Cawthorn don't seem to have any.
 

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From Raw Story:
A Federal court has reversed an earlier ruling. Insurrectionists can be barred from holding political office. This clears the way for barring Cawthorn for running for any office and holding that office. Now it's on to finding Cawthorn's past actions are in fact acts of insurrection. Let that clown show begin!
 

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I see in the news that Cawthorn was probably in violation of financial disclosure laws required for members of Congress. Among the trades he failed to disclose was his pump-and-dump scheme on Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency (symbol $LGB) which now trades at 1.6 billion shares for a dollar (down from its high!). Cawthorn bought $LGB a few days before some famous Trump-sucker endorsed it, then sold a few days later.

I was astounded to learn Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency even existed. Do all the QOPAnon leaders have the mentality of sixth-graders?


ETA: I suppose if Cawthorn is prosecuted for these violations, he will adopt the Alec Jones/Tucker Carlson defense: His stint in Congress was obviously just a stand-up sit-down comedy stunt.
 

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I see in the news that Cawthorn was probably in violation of financial disclosure laws required for members of Congress. Among the trades he failed to disclose was his pump-and-dump scheme on Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency (symbol $LGB) which now trades at 1.6 billion shares for a dollar (down from its high!). Cawthorn bought $LGB a few days before some famous Trump-sucker endorsed it, then sold a few days later.

I was astounded to learn Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency even existed. Do all the QOPAnon leaders have the mentality of sixth-graders?


ETA: I suppose if Cawthorn is prosecuted for these violations, he will adopt the Alec Jones/Tucker Carlson defense: His stint in Congress was obviously just a stand-up sit-down comedy stunt.
Of course, LGB crypto. Jebus!

Link to the chart. Each unit was never worth much (330 trillion units in trade), but millions was being traded for a bit. Cawthorn bought it right before an announcement for a sponsoring of a car in NASCAR... which never happened (can't imagine why, at its peak, the entire lot was worth $480 million, today it is $175,000). Cawthorn then sold at the peak, like exactly, near double plus whatever fees, and it went from pyramid scheme token to... well pyramid scheme token and deflated in value.

It wasn't until early January that the NASCAR deal fell through.
 

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I see in the news that Cawthorn was probably in violation of financial disclosure laws required for members of Congress. Among the trades he failed to disclose was his pump-and-dump scheme on Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency (symbol $LGB) which now trades at 1.6 billion shares for a dollar (down from its high!). Cawthorn bought $LGB a few days before some famous Trump-sucker endorsed it, then sold a few days later.

I was astounded to learn Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency even existed. Do all the QOPAnon leaders have the mentality of sixth-graders?


ETA: I suppose if Cawthorn is prosecuted for these violations, he will adopt the Alec Jones/Tucker Carlson defense: His stint in Congress was obviously just a stand-up sit-down comedy stunt.
Of course, LGB crypto. Jebus!

Link to the chart. Each unit was never worth much (330 trillion units in trade), but millions was being traded for a bit. Cawthorn bought it right before an announcement for a sponsoring of a car in NASCAR... which never happened (can't imagine why, at its peak, the entire lot was worth $480 million, today it is $175,000). Cawthorn then sold at the peak, like exactly, near double plus whatever fees, and it went from pyramid scheme token to... well pyramid scheme token and deflated in value.

It wasn't until early January that the NASCAR deal fell through.
We could call them the "let's go Brandon traders (traitors?)"

They can then shit in the pool by referring to themselves as the LGBT the same way folks shit on "liberal" with "classical liberal" and shitting on the OK sign.
 

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I see in the news that Cawthorn was probably in violation of financial disclosure laws required for members of Congress. Among the trades he failed to disclose was his pump-and-dump scheme on Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency (symbol $LGB) which now trades at 1.6 billion shares for a dollar (down from its high!). Cawthorn bought $LGB a few days before some famous Trump-sucker endorsed it, then sold a few days later.

I was astounded to learn Let's Go Brandon cryptocurrency even existed. Do all the QOPAnon leaders have the mentality of sixth-graders?


ETA: I suppose if Cawthorn is prosecuted for these violations, he will adopt the Alec Jones/Tucker Carlson defense: His stint in Congress was obviously just a stand-up sit-down comedy stunt.
That's more than just financial disclosure laws. Does the SEC have authority here?
 
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