House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reportedly worked to sink the re-election campaign of Madison Cawthorn while trying to weed out “controversial Republicans” who might cause disruptions to his agenda.
The Washington Post reports that McCarthy “worked this spring to deny Cawthorn a second term in office,” saying he had “lost my trust.”
They note that Cawthorn, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had at the time accused members of Congress of using drugs and inviting him to an “orgy.”
“Top allies of Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, worked this spring to deny Cawthorn a second term in office,” they write.
Cawthorn was defeated in his GOP primary back in May after multiple scandals surfaced and a Democrat political action committee known as the American Muckrakers PAC began targeting him by releasing salacious videos. Read more…