The young Republican Madison Cawthorn has lost his race in the GOP primary for North Carolina’s 11th District to opponent Chuck Edwards.
It wasn’t a surprise, given the recent controversies surrounding the 26-year-old.
There was that time when he claimed on a podcast that he had been invited to an orgy in Washington and had personally seen leaders — the same ones working on legislation to curb drug traffic — doing cocaine.
Or the time Cawthorn called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a “thug” and the Ukrainian government “incredibly evil.”
At one point he was backed by Trump but even the former President had given him a wide berth, though last week Trump mused that ‘Everyone deserves a second chance.’
Cawthorn annoyed his party to the point where one North Carolina GOP Sen. Richard Burr, called him an “embarrassment on any day that ends in y,” and when asked if the Republican party would embrace him if he won, replied: “I doubt it.”