If Madison Cawthorn was hoping that Matt Gaetz’s teenage sex scandal would distract from his own allegations of sexual misconduct, he can think again.
You’ve probably heard that Gaetz is accused of sleeping with a minor. Late yesterday, The New York Times reported that the Justice Department was investigating whether he “had sex with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her to travel with him.”
Gaetz, of course, denies everything and says he’s the victim of a $ 25 million extortion scheme possibly directed by someone inside Biden’s White House. Or something.
Over the past few weeks, my family and I have been the victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $ 25 million while threatening to smear my name.
We are cooperating with the federal authorities on this …
– Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 30, 2021
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Cawthorn is no stranger to sex scandals himself.
Earlier this month, Buzzfeed released a damning report in which more than 30 of his former friends, classmates and acquaintances accused him of sexual harassment, misconduct and other inappropriate behavior.
The charges included calling the women degrading and derogatory names in public, asking them about their sex lives, forcing them to sit on his knees, grabbing and kissing them without their consent, and luring them into his Dodge Challenger, lock the doors and drive them. “in the middle of nowhere”.
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The story caused a stir when it was first published earlier this month, but quickly faded from the headlines, as is often the case in the modern 24-hour news cycle. But now, thanks to Gaetz, people are talking about it again, as well as the parallels between the two anti-Gay lawmakers.
The similarities are striking. The two men announce from the South. Both have spoken out against LGBTQ equality. Both love Donald Trump. Both lied about their biographies. Both are obsessed with their images on social media. The two like to flirt with white supremacists. Both have been accused of playing a role in the January 6 uprising. And now the two have also been accused of being sexual predators.
Here’s what the folx are saying on Twitter …
Matt Gaetz and Madison Cawthorn are sexual predators. @GOPLeader is an accomplice.
– Alexis (@heyyitsalexx) March 31, 2021
Donald tRumpf: rapist
Madison Cawthorn: sexual predator
Jim Jordan: pedophile facilitator
Ronny Jackson: sexual predator
Matt Gaetz: sexual predator
– Baligubadle (@ Baligubadle1) March 30, 2021
When will Madison Cawthorn be investigated? These 2 could share a cell together !! @RepCawthorn @CawthornforNC @mattgaetz @RepMattGaetz registered
– KN (@ nobrega555) March 31, 2021
I don’t know if this is the best or the worst pay-per-view idea of all time: Madison Cawthorn vs. Matt Gaetz in a battle of mind.
– Culley Holderfield (@CulleyHolder) March 31, 2021
Gym Jordan and Matt Gaetz are all the rage this morning.
Madison Cawthorn holds a special and secret meeting of her brain-confidence.
There is an opening here to move up the ranks.
– Jonathan Gaffney ?? (@JGaffneyUSN) March 31, 2021
the world didn’t need Matt Gaetz anymore now that we have Madison Cawthorn.
– Smhoak Whisperer (@SmhoakMosheein) March 31, 2021
CNN: “Madison Cawthorn took women on ‘fun walks’.
Matt Gaetz: “Hold my beer.”
The big question now: who’s next? I think we need to get the front page of Lauren Boebert.
– David Habib (@ davidh314) March 31, 2021
Let’s not get too excited about Matt Gaetz, this is the GOP, they’ll be covering this up like they’re covering Madison Cawthorn at a freshman pool party.
– Four Seasons Leaf Blower (@PolarOlaf) March 31, 2021
Matt Gaetz: sex trafficking of an underage girl
Gym Jordan: concealed the rape of students at OSU
Marjorie Taylor Greene: anti-Semitic, 9/11 truth, Q nut and insurgency
Madison Cawthorn: sexual predator who lied about her military service
Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz
– ?? Walter Melon SZN ?? (@GrrrbichJR) March 31, 2021
listen to me: what if Matt Gaetz and Madison Cawthorn, but at the same time? call it the new max white power hours
– How frequent is Gwyneth (@jacobtwop) March 30, 2021
Matt Gaetz is Roy Moores’ Madison Cawthorn.
– ADP ?? (@AdPowPow) March 31, 2021
In other Madison Cawthorn news last weekend, he flew to Mar-a-Lago for a maskless encounter with another accused sexual predator, former President Donald Trump.
“Hello everyone, I am here in Mar-a-Lago with the greatest president our country has ever had,” Cawthorn said in a 40-second fundraising video posted to his social media page. “We have great things to come in 2022, Mr. President, great things.”
Wearing a red MAGA hat, Trump responded by calling Cawthorn a “friend” and saying he had “done an incredible job in Congress.”
“He’s a very special guy and let’s support him all along, whatever he wants to do,” Trump said.
So far, Cawthorn’s biggest ‘accomplishments’ since taking office in January have been to vote against accepting the 2020 presidential race results, to vote against the violence against women law and to vote against the violence against women law. vote against COVID relief.
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.