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Madison Cawthorn uses final Congress speech to “reclaim masculinity” and OMFG you guys

Madison Cawthorn
Madison Cawthorn (Photo: Twitter)

North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn made a rare and unexpected appearance in Congress yesterday. What was the reason for the MAGA lawmaker’s return? To deliver a rant encouraging the men of the US to “reclaim masculinity” and to warn of the dangers of “metrosexuals”.

Cawthorn, 27, is due to leave office in January after he lost his Republican primary earlier this year. In what was likely his final Congressional speech. Cawthorn said young men need to step up and be prepared to battle.

“Our young men are taught that weakness is strength, that delicacy is desirable, and that being a soft metrosexual is more valuable than training the mind, body, and soul.

“Social media has weakened us, siphoning our men of their will to fight. To rise in a noble manner, square their jaws, and charge once more into the breach of light to defend what they love.

“So on this precipice of disaster, I ask the young men of this nation a question. Will you sit behind a screen while the storied tales of your forefathers become myth?

“Or will you stand resolute against the dying light of America’s golden age? Will you reclaim your masculinity? Will you become a man to be feared, to be respected, to be looked up to?

“Or will you let this nation’s next generation be its final generation?”

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Madison Cawthorn controversies

Cawthorn became the youngest representative in the US congress when he was elected in 2020. However, his two years in office were dogged by controversy. Aligning himself with the far-right of the Republican party, he railed against DC politics, infamously bragging about being invited to orgies by lawmakers he’d formerly respected. Most assumed he was talking about fellow Republicans.

Cawthorn was arrested twice for driving offenses. He and his wife divorced after eight months of marriage … days after he urged a conference of students to marry young.

Then there were the photos of him dressed in women’s clothing at a party on a cruise ship when younger. And the video of him, naked, appearing to mock hump a male cousin in bed.

Many failed to take his latest speech seriously.

Election failure and future plans

Several media outlets have reported on Rep. Cawthorn closing his offices in DC and North Carolina, ahead of leaving office in January. The phone lines were also dead. Most assumed Cawthorn had checked out of his job early.

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The man elected to replace Cawthorn to represent North Carolina’s 11th District is state Senator Chuck Edwards (R ). Following his primary success over Cawthorn earlier in the year, Edwards won the midterm election last month with 53% of the vote.

Last month, responding to claims that Cawthorn had already closed his offices, Edwards issued a press statement. Edwards said he was happy to assist residents navigating federal agencies, even though he was still two months away from taking office. The statement was titled, “Just because a federal office closed does not mean constituents stop needing help.”

Last month, North Carolina’s Asheville Citizen Times reported Cawthorn had bought a $1.1million new home in Florida. This prompted speculation as to whether Cawthorn wants to kick-start his political career by standing in the Sunshine State.