Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

Sunday May 22, 2022
Originally published on May 20, 2022

Madison Cawthorn
Madison Cawthorn  (Source:Associated Press)

Madison Cawthorn is licking his wounds after losing his Congressional seat this week, and now he is suggesting a purity test for his Republican colleagues. "Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), who lost his primary race to state Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-N.C.) earlier this week, said in an Instagram post on Thursday that 'it's time for the rise of the new right,'" reports The Hill.

"It's time for the rise of the new right, it's time for Dark MAGA to truly take command. We have an enemy to defeat, but we will never be able to defeat them until we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party. Their days are numbered. We are coming," he wrote. It was unclear which enemy he was referring to.

The defeated candidate, whose campaign was plagued with controversies ranging from being charged with numerous traffic offensestraffic infractions, including driving with a revoked license; being stopped at an airport for carrying a loaded gun; an explicit, gayish video, and his unsubstantiated accusations against older GOP colleagues that he had been invited to orgies, thanked those in the party who did support him.

His post also included a list of names of people and groups he said had come to his defense "when it was not politically profitable," which included Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), former President Trump, the NRA, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), among others.

"These are honorable men and women who are the type of friends anyone yearns to have. 'At the beginning of a change the patriot is a rare and hated man.' These are those rare and hated men/women. There are other National figures who I believe are patriots, but I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal," Cawthorn said.

Cawthorn may thank those pols, but not his copy editor because he wrote: "The time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end." It is likely, The Hill suggests, he meant "genteel" politics, instead of "gentile politics."

"After conceding the race, Cawthorn called on Republicans in his district 'to rally behind the Republican ticket to defeat the Democrats' nominee this November,'" adds The Hill.