Amid Doubling Down on Incendiary Claims, Madison Cawthorn Defines Females as 'XX Chromosomes, No Tallywacker'

Sunday April 10, 2022
Originally published on April 5, 2022

Madison Cawthorn is the GOP's pol of the moment, though for the wrong reasons. His troubled tenure in Congress was acerbated recently when he claimed he had been invited by other politicians to parties that turned out to be orgies; as well as saying more seasoned leaders he respected did cocaine in front of him.

"The sexual perversion that goes on in Washington...being kind of a young guy in Washington where the average age is probably 60 or 70, I look at all these people — a lot of them who I've looked up to throughout my life...," he told the conservative the Warrior Poet Society. "Then all of a sudden you get invited to like, 'well hey we're going to have kind of a sexual get together at one of our homes. You should come,' like, what did you just ask me to come to? And then you realize they're asking you to come to an orgy."

His comments angered many of his Republican peers who found themselves fielding calls from constituents about Cawthorn's claims which, to date, have not been substantiated.

Cawthorn turned more heads on Monday when he trolled Nancy Pelosi over the scientific definition of a woman. "I never imagined that one of my sacred duties in this hallowed chamber would be explaining to the House Speaker the difference between a man and a woman," Cawthorn said, according to the Huffington Post. "Take notes, Madame Speaker, I'm about to define what a woman is for you."

Cawthorn then offered this tasteless definition: "XX chromosomes, no tallywacker."

"It's so simple," Cawthorn said. "And yet, today, this proclamation of fundamental scientific fact will cause the woke liberals in Silicon Valley to strip you of your voice and ban you until you bow at their altar of falsehoods."

"Cawthorn's comments are said to be in response to an exchange that took place during Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate confirmation hearings, during which she was asked to define the word 'woman' by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)," reported the HuffPost.

Jackson declined to offer a definition and responded, "I'm not a biologist."

But while conservatives jumped on Jackson, USA Today said: "Scientists, gender law scholars and philosophers of biology said Jackson's response was commendable, though perhaps misleading. It's useful, they say, that Jackson suggested science could help answer Blackburn's question, but they note that a competent biologist would not be able to offer a definitive answer either. Scientists agree there is no sufficient way to clearly define what makes someone a woman, and with billions of women on the planet, there is much variation."

For his part, Cawthorn appeared to double down on Friday on his initial remarks about orgies and cocaine use. "Corruption and unethical activities exist in Washington," the 26-year-old Cawthorn said in a statement posted on Twitter, the Huffington Post reported. "It's an indisputable fact. If you don't think that's true, you've not witnessed the Swamp."

But he went on to blame the Left for his current scandal."The left and the media want to use my words to divide the GOP," Cawthorn said in the statement. "They are terrified of Republicans taking back the House and seeing Leader McCarthy become Speaker McCarthy. Their efforts to divide us will fail."

Last Wednesday Minority Leader McCarthy met with Cawthorn and told him he had lost trust in the 26-year-old.