North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn is facing a charge of driving with a revoked license for the second time since 2017.The Class 3 misdemeanor charge, which could carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 days in jail, is one of three pending traffic citations against the Republican congressman in his home state.According to North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson Marcus Bethea, at 10:26 p.m. on March 3, a trooper pulled over "a 2019 Toyota for a left of center violation on US 74B in Cleveland County."Bethea said that after determining Cawthorn's license "was in a state of revoke," the driver was charged and given a court date of May 6.Court records show a previous charge against Cawthorn of driving while license revoked in 2017 was dismissed in Buncombe County.According to Bethea and court calendars, the 26-year-old congressman also faces two additional charges of speeding issued by the NCHP in separate incidents in different counties.On October 18, 2021, according to a synopsis provided by Bethea, Cawthorn was pulled over in Buncombe County in a 2009 white Dodge for "driving 89 mph in a 65-mph zone." Court records list his court date for that violation as May 3.And on January 8, 2022, the congressman was pulled over in a 2009 Dodge by state highway patrol in Polk County. Bethea told CNN that Cawthorn was cited for "driving 87 mph in a 70-mph zone." He has an April 18 court date.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., called Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky a "thug" at a campaign event over the weekend."Remember that Zelensky is a thug," Cawthorn said in a video obtained by WRAL. "Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt and is incredibly evil and has been pushing woke ideologies."
Rep. Madison Cawthorn labeled Volodymyr Zelensky a “thug” and his government “incredibly evil” amid Russia’s blood-soaked invasion of Ukraine.The Republican from North Carolina was caught on tape at a campaign rally over the weekend attacking the Ukrainian president — who, according to his aide, has survived more than a dozen assassination attempts in the first two weeks of the war.“Remember that Zelensky is a thug,” Cawthorn said, according to a video obtained by North Carolina’s WRAL. “Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt, and it is incredibly evil, and it has been pushing ‘woke’ ideologies.”Cawthorn’s comments stand in stark contrast to the bipartisan support that’s grown around Zelensky and the Ukrainian military since the start of Russia’s brutal invasion last month.But they echo the Republican line from 2019, when then-President Donald Trump was impeached for allegedly threatening to withhold military aid from Zelensky’s government unless the Ukrainian government investigated then-candidate Joe Biden.During the 2019 impeachment proceedings — which culminated with Trump being acquitted by a party-line vote — GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said Ukraine was regarded by accounting firm Ernst & Young as “one of the three most corrupt countries on the planet.”Cawthorn is currently running for reelection in North Carolina’s 11th district, where he is facing seven Republican primary challengers.Cawthorn took to Twitter on Thursday after taking heat for bashing Zelensky:The actions of Putin and Russia are disgusting.But leaders, including Zelensky, should NOT push misinformation on America.I am praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.Pray also we are not drawn into conflict based on foreign leaders pushing misinformation.— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) March 10, 2022
The actions of Putin and Russia are disgusting.But leaders, including Zelensky, should NOT push misinformation on America.I am praying for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.Pray also we are not drawn into conflict based on foreign leaders pushing misinformation.— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) March 10, 2022