MAGA lame duck Madison Cawthorn reemerges with bizarre, rambling speech against 'soft meterosexuals'
Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has been keeping a low profile since being voted out of office via a GOP congressional primary in May. The Asheville Citizen Times’ Joel Burgess reported, on November 16, that Cawthorn was missing in action and had “apparently vacated his Washington and district offices nearly two months before the end of his term.”
But the far-right MAGA Republican reemerged on Wednesday, November 30 with a bizarre rant against “meterosexuals” who, in Cawthorn’s mind, aren’t masculine enough.
On the U.S. House floor, the 27-year-old Cawthorn told fellow members of Congress, “Our young men are taught that weakness is strength, that delicacy is desirable, and that being a soft metrosexual is more valuable than training the mind, body and soul. Social media has weakened us, siphoning our men of their will to fight, to rise in a noble manner, square their jaws and charge once more into the breach of life to defend what they love.”
Cawthorn continued, “So, on this precipice of disaster, I ask the young men of this nation a question…. Will you reclaim your masculinity? Will you become a man to be feared, to be respected.… Or will you let this nation’s next generation be its final generation?”
Cawthorn’s speech has been drawing its share of ridicule, mockery and negative comments on Twitter.
Twitter user @tousjoursmax53 posted, “Masculinity? I’m not seeing any loss of masculinity. This seems like a thinly veiled insult to anyone who doesn’t fit some outdated cowboy image, and we are much better off without those stereotypes. Grow up cowboy!”
@ProfJulie616 tweeted, “There it is--fear=respect. Toxic masculinity encapsulated in a single sentence.” And @Klock6Jason wrote, “Any one who has to tell you how masculine they are....isn't secure in their masculinity.”
In 2020, Cawthorn became the youngest person in U.S. history to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. But his hopes of serving a second term were dashed when, in May, he lost a congressional primary to North Carolina State Sen. Chuck Edwards. And Edwards went on to win the general election on November 8, defeating Democratic nominee Jasmine Beach-Ferrara.
Watch Cawthorne's speech below or at this link:
\u201cOutgoing Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) rants on the House floor about men being taught to be a \u201csoft metrosexual\u201d:\n\n\u201cWill you reclaim your masculinity? Will you become a man to be feared, to be respected \u2026 or will you let this nation\u2019s next generation be its final generation?\u201d\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1669824233
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