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Fri May 13, 2022, 06:02 PM

GOP looks to marginalize Cawthorn if he wins Tuesday primary

This, too, is analysis, an informed source says.

https://twitter.com/michaelkruse

“My hope is that North Carolina-11 will deal with it.”

cnn.com
GOP looks to marginalize Cawthorn if he wins Tuesday primary
Republicans are publicly and privately rooting for Rep. Madison Cawthorn to lose his North Carolina primary race on Tuesday. But



GOP looks to marginalize Cawthorn if he wins Tuesday primary

By Melanie Zanona, Manu Raju and Alex Rogers, CNN
Updated 4:04 PM EDT, Fri May 13, 2022

(CNN) — Republicans are publicly and privately rooting for Rep. Madison Cawthorn to lose his North Carolina primary race on Tuesday. But they’re also preparing for an alternate scenario: how to deal with the embattled freshman if he returns to Congress after becoming a party pariah. ... In private discussions, GOP lawmakers are debating ways to keep Cawthorn on the sidelines should he prevail in his North Carolina reelection race, from relegating him to less favorable committees to warning the punishments could get even stiffer should his controversial antics continue, according to interviews with more than a dozen lawmakers from across the House Republican conference.

One GOP lawmaker affiliated with the Trump wing of the party told CNN they bluntly warned Cawthorn that they would publicly call for him to be removed from the House GOP conference if he breaks the law again, furious that Cawthorn was cited twice for bringing a gun to the airport and was caught driving with a revoked license for the second time in 5 years in North Carolina. ... “I met with the guy and said, ‘Don’t break the law again. You break the law one more time, I’m going to start calling for you to be kicked out,’” the lawmaker said. “And I don’t mean kicked out of (the House Freedom) Caucus, I mean kicked out of Conference. Voting him out. He’s a black eye on our conference.”

That idea of ousting Cawthorn from conference has not been discussed by Republican leadership and doesn’t appear to have wide traction inside the GOP but has been kicked around by some rank-and-file members, the lawmaker said, demonstrating the level of frustration with Cawthorn inside the House GOP.

Through a spokesman, Cawthorn declined to comment to CNN for this story.

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mahatmakanejeeves May 13 OP
50 Shades Of Blue May 13 #1
mtngirl47 May 13 #2
mahina May 13 #5
mahina May 13 #3
keithbvadu2 May 13 #4

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:13 PM

1. Will believe it when I see it!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:19 PM

2. We have more Unaffiliated voters in NC 11

than Republicans or Democrats. The republicans are split and I think they will have a runoff.

If the Democrats nominate a moderate candidate and Cawthorn is the republican nominee—well I’m hopeful that the unaffiliated vote will help us to win the general election.

If Cawthorn loses—then we’ll get a smarter republican. It’s embarrassing to be represented by Cawthorn—but a stupid, ineffectual republican may be better than a smarter one.

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Response to mtngirl47 (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:23 PM

5. Is district had a really good democrat running last time

And this jackass little fart beat and badly. He was a veteran and a very smart man.

We phonebank for him from Hawaii

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:20 PM

3. Ok. Good job them spreading news of his mistakes. Now do

That reptile Boebert, Gaetz ,, Empty G,Mo Brooks and the other antiAmerican crackpots.

Throw Jordan on the compost heap while you’re at it.

Or do they have to insult Republicans to get the heave Ho?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 06:21 PM

4. 'marginalize' - no invites to their drug fueled orgies for six months.

'marginalize' - no invites to their drug fueled orgies for six months.

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