Madison Cawthorn Has Officially Become a Florida Man


Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is noticed within the U.S. Capitol as Area Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., spoke at duration at the Area ground to lengthen the Construct Again Higher Act vote on Thursday, November 18, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Name, Inc by means of Getty Photographs)

Former Rep. Madison Cawthorn, whose temporary however eventful congressional profession ended this month, has formally ditched the North Carolina mountains for Florida. 

Whilst the Area Republican caucus imploded closing week over the fight for speaker of the Area, Cawthorn threw his now-meaningless toughen in the back of Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, who ran as a substitute candidate to eventual victor Kevin McCarthy. Whilst elaborating on his toughen for Donalds, Cawthorn showed he’d moved to Florida. 

“There are lots of causes I moved to Florida. One of the crucial giant contributing elements is that I do know Byron Donalds is a pace-setter on this state,” Cawthorn wrote on Instagram. “That suggests this state will all the time be on offense to safeguard our long term. Byron for Speaker.”

Cawthorn used to be elected in 2020 as a hardline supporter of former President Donald Trump, and some of the youngest participants of Congress in trendy historical past. However he temporarily torpedoed his personal profession with a chain of scandals—a couple of makes an attempt to convey a loaded gun thru airport safety, his support of a sketchy cryptocurrency, and claims that participants of Congress had invited him to orgies and that he’d watched his colleagues do coke.

After nearly the entire Republican establishment denounced Cawthorn, he misplaced his re-election bid in Would possibly to fellow Republican Chuck Edwards, who used to be sworn into Congress closing week. 

After dropping the principle, Cawthorn purchased a million-dollar house in Cape Coral, Florida in August, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported in November. However even if he posted a video of himself surveying the damage of Hurricane Ian from a helicopter in southwest Florida in October, a spokesperson told the Raleigh News & Observer in November—whilst Cawthorn used to be nonetheless representing North Carolinians—that the place Cawthorn used to be dwelling used to be “private.” 

Even after transferring, Cawthorn nonetheless has trade to wait to in North Carolina—particularly, a court date in Mecklenburg County for making an attempt to convey a gun during the Charlotte airport and another next month for speeding in Polk County, the Asheville Citizen-Instances reported in November. 

The Area Ethics Committee closing month ordered Cawthorn to give $15,000 to charity, after it discovered “really extensive proof” that he improperly promoted the Let’s Cross Brandon cryptocurrency whilst serving in Congress. Cawthorn’s personal legal professionals, who represented him towards a challenge to his eligibility for Congress centered at the Jan. 6 Capitol revolt, additionally sued him last month for failing to pay his legal bills

Cawthorn had vocally opposed McCarthy’s bid for the speakership, which the Republican chief in the end sewed up early Saturday morning after 4 days and fifteen rounds of balloting. Cawthorn even retweeted a submit claiming that the “McCarthy system stopped at not anything to take Patriot [Madison Cawthorn] out.” 

However on Sunday, following McCarthy’s election, Cawthorn posted a tweet commenting on both the state of items in Washington—or his new geographical setting: “The swamp is deep and REAL.”

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