Washington, D.C., is affectionately known as “The Swamp” by many people who have had to deal with the legislation that happens in the capital city, or comment on the goings-on there. Now, it seems that one of the founders of our country and the first President of the United States might likely be spinning in his grave at Mount Vernon over the drugs and sex taking place in the city named after him.
Maybe it is sex and drugs, though, I’m not sure of the order.
A freshman lawmaker from North Carolina, Representative Madison Cawthorn made a stunning admission on a podcast about this recently. Now, I know this might not seem stunning to some of you, but the fact that the new guy in town had the temerity to say it out loud is pretty bold.
From the New York Post…
Rep. Madison Cawthorn says his fellow lawmakers have invited him to take part in orgies in Washington and snorted lines of cocaine right in front of him.
Cawthorn, a 26-year-old Republican from North Carolina, was asked in an interview last Thursday about whether the former Netflix series “House of Cards,” which chronicles a corrupt representative from South Carolina in DC played by Kevin Spacey, was fiction or more like a documentary.
“The only thing that’s not accurate in that show is that you could never get a piece of legislation about education passed that quickly,” Cawthorn said on the Warrior Poet Society podcast on YouTube.
Then he explained.
“The sexual perversion that goes on in Washington. I mean, being kind of a young guy in Washington, where the average age is probably 60 or 70 — [you] look at all these people, a lot of them that I’ve looked up to through my life, I’ve always paid attention to politics,” said Cawthorn, who was elected in 2020.
Anyone who has been to Washington, D.C., probably knows that the city is a virtual dumpster fire.
The vast majority of the folks there seem to be miserable and always in a rush, because they’re miserable and they project their misery upon anyone they come in contact with. I have been there just over a half-dozen times, and generally, there is a countdown clock in my head for when I finally leave — and that time never comes soon enough.
So at least in my view, it doesn’t shock me in the least that the people and the elected folks that are sent there to represent us are trying to take their minds off the misery of being in D.C. by doing drugs and participating in deviant sexual acts.
However, to be fair to the innocent people that work in the district, Representative Cawthorn doesn’t name any names, which means that everybody that is a colleague of his is going to get painted with a broad brush with his accusations. Even though I believe what Cawthorn says is true, it is unfair to the people who are actually there to do a job and are trying to do the job to the best of their ability.
Cawthorn himself has been accused of sexual harassment himself, as my colleague Jeff Charles wrote about back in February of 2021, right here with his post Multiple Women Accuse Rep. Madison Cawthorn of Sexual Misconduct. So, I understand why some people might want to tread lightly or flat out not believe what the North Carolina Republican has to say about his colleagues.
Yet, if you have been to the nation’s capital once or twice, I believe you get a feel for just what an awful vibe the city has. That the elected officials that we send to Congress from across the country would be misbehaving in such a manner–and using taxpayer dollars to do it–is really too plausible to dismiss.
Maybe in the coming months, Representative Cawthorn will reveal who these people are that he is colleagues with, who are inviting him to orgies and doing cocaine in front of him. That of course is a long shot, but you never know, being politicians do weird things OTHER than drugs and having orgies.
You just never know.
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