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Congressman Madison Cawthorn Responds To Shocking Tape Leak

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Congressman Madison Cawthorn Responds To Shocking Tape Leak

Congressman Madison Cawthorn has defended a resurfaced video that features him naked and thrusting his pelvis in someone's face.

The North Carolina representative took to Twitter to address the now-viral clip, released by American Muckrackers PAC, which runs the Fire Madison campaign.

The footage is the latest in a series of scandals that surround the young politician ahead of his state's primary election on 17 May.

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The president of PAC said that the footage was 'passed to us by a former supporter' of the congressmen.

The video quickly went viral and Cawthorn took to Twitter to respond.

He wrote: "A new hit against me just dropped. Years ago, in this video, I was being crass with a friend, trying to be funny. We were acting foolish, and joking. That’s it.

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"I’m NOT backing down. I told you there would be a drip drip campaign. Blackmail won't win. We will."

The congressman's statement was followed up by a video on Twitter, in which he discussed headlines from articles detailing a series of scandals, including the video.

The video is captioned: "I’m ready to keep fighting for you.

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"I wanted you to know the truth, straight from me. Don’t lose hope, don’t listen to the fake news. Don’t let the swamp of Washington dissuade or distract you from sending a warrior back to Washington.

"I’ve only just begun to fight for you."

Maddison Cawthorn. Credit: Alamy
Maddison Cawthorn. Credit: Alamy

The tape wasn't the only scandal Madison had to address, as the congressman apologised for speeding and failing to disarm before entering a TSA checkpoint.

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Speaking of his actions, the congressman notes: "This one was an actual mistake. I have been pulled over for speeding. My mentality inside the beltway of Washington D.C. has always been 'all gas no breaks' but I just can't have that same mentality when I'm back here on the I-26 here in town.

"So lesson learned, I'll slow down on the road, but I won't be slowing down on working to fix Congress."

With the congressman going on to say of the TSA headlines: "Obviously, though, I made a mistake. I forgot to disarm before I went through a TSA checkpoint. That's my bad and I have to own that one."

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, Politics, US News

Shola Lee
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