'Rumors are true': Madison Cawthorn slammed for driving speeding Mercedes with help of a STICK!

The video was shared on Madison Cawthorn's Instagram page in 2019, years after he became the victim of a 2014 accident that left him wheelchair-bound


                            'Rumors are true': Madison Cawthorn slammed for driving speeding Mercedes with help of a STICK!
Screenshots from the 2019 video showing Madison Cawthorn driving the car (Instagram/ @madisoncawthorn)
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It seems Madison Cawthorn’s name cannot be taken without mentioning the word controversy. The 26-year-old politician has found himself once again embroiled in heated discussions after an old video of him dangerously driving a Mercedes C class with the help of a stick has resurfaced.

The video was shared on his Instagram page in August 2019, years after he became the victim of a 2014 accident. The unfortunate incident left him wheel-chair bound while stopping the use of his legs. But by watching the social media video, it seems his partial paralysis did not come in between his apparent passion for reckless driving and “extreme speeding” as he went on to try his hands at the sports car that has features for hand control driving.

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In the clip, Cawthorn can be seen excited for his ride as he went on to find a stick to control brake pedals while driving. After finding the stick, he began driving the vehicle with one hand, however, soon a point came when he lost control of the car for a bit. In the caption, the young leader had mentioned: “The only thing that limits us from a good life is our attitude and lack of imagination. So much fun taking this winery by storm and ripping through the beautiful dirt roads.”

He continued, “The upgrade from the car service was a cool wink from God. Then the @zerotoleranceknives knife is always my trusty sidekick for adventure.” However, ironically he also noted that he “by no means advocate for people to drive without the proper equipment needed out on open roads, cars are weapons and should be treated with respect in honor of our fellow man.”

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U.S. Rep Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 09, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

But the resurfaced video has attracted criticisms and Lindsey Granados, senior managing attorney at the law offices of Wiley Nickel, said: “Utilizing a stick, just a regular old stick, to operate gas and brake pedals is reckless and shows a complete disregard for the law and safety of others. I’ve been watching in the news his frequent encounters with law enforcement in North Carolina.”

Granados went on to say, “Obviously in this instance, it appears he may be driving in Italy based on the title of the video and the vineyard in the background. I don’t know that anybody in the states can necessarily hold him accountable for this, legally speaking, due to a lack of jurisdiction,” before adding: “But common sense would tell you this is not a good idea.”

There were some who also criticized him on Twitter as well with one commenting, “Using a stick for the brake pedal while speeding?????” Another one wrote: “He’s above the rules, don’t you remember.” “One plucked up individual,” the third one remarked. But Cawthorn's spokesman has reportedly given a very tone-deaf reply to all the condemnations and said, “The rumors are true. Congressman Cawthorn can drive stick.”

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) (C) wears a protective mask while going to the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Today the House of Representatives plans to vote on Rep. Jamie Raskin's (D-MD) resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, removing President Trump from office. On Wednesday, House Democrats plan on voting on articles of impeachment. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

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It’s not the first time Cawthorn has to face the wrath of people. The controversies against him began when he reportedly cleaned his gun during a virtual Veterans Affairs Committee hearing in January. After that, he accused congress members of hosting orgy parties. Then pictures of him attending a party while wearing women's lingerie went viral.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) (L) and Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) (R) arrive to a caucus meeting to pick a replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as Chair of the House Republican Conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on May 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), a loyal ally of former President Trump, has been campaigning to take Cheney’s place, but other members have expressed the need to not rush filling the position until more candidates come forward. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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However, Cawthorn has branded attacks against him as “Blackmail” and said: “I've never seen the swamp launch such a coordinated attack against any individual politician except for Donald Trump.” Recently, he also tweeted: “I've become the Establishment RINOs' #1 target. I wonder why!”


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