House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) will reportedly speak to Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C) after some GOP lawmakers expressed frustration with him over comments portraying them as sexual deviants and drug users.
According to Politico, Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) stood up in a House GOP Conference meeting on Tuesday to address the comment.
Womack claim many lawmakers go to bed by 9 p.m. and still use fax machines and flip phones. He said it was inappropriate of Cawthorn to paint them with a broad brush.
Other members also reportedly expressed that they were upset at Cawthorn’s allegations.
Cawthorn, 26, the youngest member of Congress told Warrior Poet Society host John Lovell last week that Washington, D.C. is like real-life House of Cards and he has had his own experiences with “the sexual perversion that goes on in Washington.”
“Being kind of a young guy in Washington with the average age of probably 60 or 70, and I look at all these people, a lot of them that I, you know, I’ve looked up to through my life. I’ve always paid attention to politics guys that, you know, then all of the sudden you get invited to like, well, hey, we’re going to have kind of a sexual get together at one of our homes. You should come there, like… What, what did you just ask me to come to? And then you realize they’re asking you to come to an orgy,” Cawthorn said.
The North Carolina lawmaker also claim he watched lawmakers who “are leading on the movement to try and remove addiction in our country” do cocaine in front of him.
Cawthorn has recently faced criticism from members of his own party after suggesting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was a “thug” amid Russia’s invasion of his democratic country.