After the video surfaced on social media, Cathhorn tweeted, “A new hit has just hit me. Years ago, in this video, I was abusing a friend, trying to be funny.” We were acting silly, and joking. I’m not backing down. I told you there would be a drip drip campaign. Blackmail would not win. We would. “
CNN could not independently verify the video. CNN reached out to Cawthorn for comment.
This is the latest controversy for the 26-year-old, who is already running for re-election with an ongoing vote. Primary will be on May 17.
The latest Republican has. Angered and angered many of his colleagues.
With a string of movements. Cawthorn became a national figure in 2020 when he defeated a candidate backed by then-President Donald Trump in the primary to replace then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in Congress. But it has caused a stir for House Republicans, who are seeking a majority in November.
Late last month, Cawthorn Referred to bring loaded handgun.
Through the Transportation Security Administration Checkpoint at Charlotte Airport. And in February 2021, Asheville Regional Airport agents found an unloaded gun and a loaded magazine in a carry-on bag in Cawthorn. Cawthorn spokesman Asheville told the Citizen Times
When the paper published a story in July 2021 about the incident, Congressmen “brought the gun” by mistake. Cawthorn was not charged.
In March, a commotion erupted after Cawthorn Claiming a podcast
That people in Washington have invited him to drink and have used cocaine in front of him. The incident provoked members of his own party Consider endorsing one of your main opponents.
Amid growing fears that North Carolina is dragging the Republican Party into its troubling behavior, according to several sources familiar with the conversation at the time. Sen. Thomas Tillis has thrown his weight behind state Senator Chuck Edwards in the primary against Catherine.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, amid complaints from members following Catherine’s allegations, told the new lawmaker that he needed to consolidate his actions or face internal consequences. Catherine admitted that the allegations were false.
“He has to turn around,” McCarthy told reporters at the time. “I just told him he lost my confidence, and he has to give it back. I said everything I think is inappropriate … upset a lot of his members. You can’t just make statements there. “
The same month Cawthorn faced charges of driving with a revoked driver’s license – the second time in five years he had faced such charges.
they also Drag negative headlines.
When a video surfaced in which he called Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky a “thug” and said the Ukrainian government was “incredibly bad”.
In 2021, CNN reported.
A series of sexual harassment allegations leveled against Catherine by women who said she had abused them during her college years. Cawthorn has denied any wrongdoing.