Cawthorn Responds To Outrage Regarding D.C. Perversion Claim— Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R- NC 11) released a statement, yesterday, in response to the outrage caused by his claim of perversion and drug use in Washington D.C.
Showing wisdom beyond what you expect from a 26-year-old, Cawthorn defends House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23) — who publicly criticized him –and expresses hope that he replaces Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House after November’s elections.
He also says that he was not necessarily referring to his Republican congressional colleagues as many surmised.
Here is his full statement:
My comments on a recent podcast appearance calling out corruption have been used by the left and the media to disparage my Republican colleagues and falsely insinuate their involvement in illicit activities.
I’ve considered for several days how best to address this controversy. The culture in Washington is corrupt. Human nature is fallen. Compromising activities occur because when other people can place you in compromising positions, they control you. It’s all about power – but my colleagues and I are fighting that corruption.
Western North Carolina, you sent me to Washington to change the culture. If you want Washington to operate without accountability, send someone else. If you want someone who will throw the entire DC swamp into a meltdown because I call out corruption – send me back.
The left and the media want to use my words to divide the GOP. They are terrified of Republicans taking back the House and seeing Leader McCarthy become Speaker McCarthy. Their efforts to divide us will fail.
I will not back down to the mob, and I will not let them win. I will continue fighting for many years to come.