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GOP Representative Madison Cawthorn Told ‘Cry More’ – a Lot – After Losing Primary Fight

Cawthorn’s political downfall comes weeks after he claimed unnamed Republicans offered him drugs and invited him to sex parties

Less than 2 years ago, extremist right wing Republican Madison Cawthorn celebrated his election to the House of Representatives by trolling critics on Twitter with a simple message: “Cry more, lib.”

Well, on Tuesday, after he lost a contentious primary in his home state of North Carolina, meaning he’ll be leaving office at the end of the year, those words were thrown back at him on Twitter by people celebrating his political downfall with relish.

Again and again, people on Twitter invited the congressman to “cry more” after losing to North Carolina State Senator Chuck Edwards. Unless Cawthorn were to run as an independent, Edwards will almost certainly become the district’s new congressional representative after the mid-term election in November.

But it wasn’t just repeated references to “cry more.” People also made sure to mention the context for Cawthorn’s humiliating primary loss. It comes, of course, after a brutal two months of scandals that apparently were retaliatory in nature.

In March, Cawthorn angered Republican leaders nationally and in North Carolina when he claimed he’s been invited to orgies by fellow Republicans, some of whom who did cocaine in front of him. He also questioned the loyalty of some Republican leaders in his home state. In the following weeks came a drip-drip-drip of bad news which appears to be coordinated from within Republican ranks. This including leaks of salacious videos that attempted to redefine Cawthorn is grossly homophobic terms, resurfaced examples of the many lies he’s told about his background, and accusations of sexual misconduct.

The outrage these claims inspired was, as more than one person noted, somewhat out of proportion for something Republicans insist can’t be true. Particularly given equally inflammatory fellow Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene who are not being punished for their actions. But regardless, it was intense and the result is that Cawthorn will be out of a job next year.

Anyway, if you’re so inclined, see some of the things people are saying to Cawthorn on Twitter below.