Madison Cawthorn screams BLACKMAIL after video shows him 'thrusting groin at man's head'

Madison Cawthorn screams BLACKMAIL after video shows him 'thrusting groin at man's head'
Madison Cawthorn is engulfed in a row after his "sex act" video was released (Brandon Bell/Getty Images and Fire Madison Cawthorn)

Madison Cawthorn is embroiled in yet another controversy as a recently surfaced video shows the 26-year-old politician naked and pushing his groin in a forceful way at a man's head. The video was reportedly first shared by a website called '​​Fire Madison Cawthorn' just days before the May 17 primary in North Carolina.

The problematic clip has now made its way to Twitter. David B Wheeler, President of Muckrakers PAC, Inc. has demanded Cawthorn's resignation, saying: “Madison Cawthorn should resign from Congress today. While his sexual orientation or behavior behind closed doors is no interest whatsoever to us, his actions should have consequences. This video was passed to us by a former supporter and big donor of Rep. Cawthorn that wishes to remain anonymous.”


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He added: “Only Madison Cawthorn knows the date, location, names and ages of participants, or whether they are Cawthorn staff. Ask him for any of this information. We do not know those details. We do know Rep. Cawthorn shouldn't be in Congress regardless of when this video was taken. We don't have any further comment at this time.”



As the 29-second clip has gone viral showing Cawthorn yelling and moaning with an unknown man in bed, and with someone else, who was apparently taking the video, saying: “stick it in his face,” the Republican has screamed “Blackmail”. He wrote on Twitter: “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. I’m NOT backing down. I told you there would be a drip drip campaign. Blackmail won't win. We will.”



Cawthorn’s “sex act" footage was released soon after he posted an eight-minute video on Instagram addressing the criticisms he had faced lately. He said: “I've never seen the swamp launch such a coordinated attack against any individual politician except for Donald Trump.” He then went on to justify himself while mentioning a citation he got for carrying a loaded gun to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. He remarked: “I love and defend the Second Amendment as a man in a wheelchair who faces death threats. I carry a weapon almost all the time,” before adding: “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.”



Cawthorn also talked about a Politico article that released his photos in women’s lingerie in April. Calling it “garbage”, he stated: “Ask yourself this: Have you ever taken a dumb photo on vacation? Most people have. The media thinks that playing a goofy game on a cruise ship with my friends and family means that I can't serve in Congress. That is garbage.”



Earlier, soon after the images went viral, Cawthorn, who is running against seven Republican opponents, had tweeted: “I guess the left thinks goofy vacation photos during a game on a cruise (taken waaay before I ran for Congress) is going to somehow hurt me? They're running out of things to throw at me... Share your most embarrassing vacay pics in the replies.”


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