“Besieged by multiplying scandals and salacious accusations, Representative Madison Cawthorn, Republican of North Carolina, is under mounting pressure from both parties to end his short career in Congress,” the New York Times reports.

“In rapid succession, Mr. Cawthorn, who entered Congress as a rising star of the party’s far right, has been accused of an inappropriate relationship with a male aide, insider trading and falsely suggesting that his Republican colleagues routinely throw cocaine-fueled orgies. This week, he was detained at an airport, where police said he tried to bring a loaded handgun onto an airplane, the second time he has attempted that.”

“That came just days after pictures surfaced of him wearing women’s lingerie as part of a cruise ship game, imagery that might not go over well in the conservative stretches of his Western North Carolina district and would seem to be at odds with his public stance against transgender rights. And last month he was charged with driving with a revoked license for the second time since 2017.”

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