State Sen. Chuck Edwards, who was endorsed by Sen. Thom Tillis and several Republican leaders in North Carolina, clobbered Cawthorn, who was endorsed by former President Trump.
Many of his constituents hope and pray the youngest member of Congress will take time off and get his personal life in order.
The 26-year-old had faced a firestorm of criticism from his own political party, not to mention a landslide of scandals during his one-term in Congress.
The Daily Mail reports:
Since becoming the youngest person currently serving in Congress, Cawthorn has twice been cited by police for bringing a firearm to the airport and has been stopped by North Carolina highway patrol at least three times.
During one stop on March 3, Cawthorn was informed that he was driving with an invalid license and was forced to switch seats with an unknown female passenger.
He’s also been accused of insider trading over a Washington Examiner report suggesting Cawthorn could have had a role in a pump-and-dump cryptocurrency scheme.
Moreover, Cawthorn has also been the subject of embarrassing leaked images including photos of himself in women’s lingerie, a video of him naked and simulating a sex act and a clip obtained by DailyMail.com that shows Cawthorn’s male staffer putting his hand on the lawmaker’s crotch.
Cawthorn also was condemned by bipartisan lawmakers for calling Ukrainian President Zelensky ‘corrupt’ and a ‘thug’ less than two weeks after Russia launched a brutal and unprovoked invasion of his country.Daily Mail
In March, Cawthorn spoke about being invited to what he described as cocaine-fueled orgies held by fellow lawmakers in Washington, D.C. He’s also been charged twice with driving with a revoked license, most recently in early March.
He later admitted that he had fabricated the allegations.