After Saying He's Not a Drag Queen, Madison Cawthorn Authenticates Video of Him Naked, Humping Another Man

Sunday May 8, 2022
Originally published on May 4, 2022

Madison Cawthorn in his campaign video
Madison Cawthorn in his campaign video  (Source:Twitter)

It's hard to keep up with the news about Madison Cawthorn.

Not long after he released a campaign video on Twitter in which he said he was not "some kind of drag queen," the beleaguered congressman had to respond to a video that shows him humping another man in bed.


Guess what? Cawthorn authenticated it.

"A group called Fire Madison Cawthorn first posted the video online, and claimed to have the congressman in the nude "DRY HUMPING SOMEONE'S HEAD AND MOANING LOUDLY," reports Medaite.

"This video was sent to us by a former Cawthorn supporter and big donor who asked to remain anonymous. It pains us to post it but in the public and voters' interest we chose to do so," Fire Madison Cawthorn wrote.

Mediaite did not run the story because they couldn't authenticate the video, but on Wednesday night "the freshman congressman confirmed its authenticity himself in a statement.


"Cawthorn said the video is him engaging in horseplay with a friend, and it is from 'years ago.'

"He also alleged it was released as part of a nefarious 'drip' campaign to destroy his chances at re-election."

"A new hit against me just dropped," Cawthorn wrote. "Years ago, in this video, I was being crass with a friend, trying to be funny. We were acting foolish, and joking. That's it."

"I told you there would be a drip drip campaign," he concluded. "Blackmail won't win. We will."

In his campaign video earlier in the day, Cawthorn lashed out at Politico,  which published photos of him wearing lingerie during what the congressman described as a scavenger hunt game on a cruise.

"This article is pushing some kind of ludicrous narrative that I'm some sort of drag queen on the side, aside from being a congressman," he said. "And really, this is just poor journalism, and I'm not surprised. It is Politico after all — not exactly the same journalistic standards as Fox or Newsmax."

Nor is the Daily Mail up to the Cawthorn's standards as he lashed out at them for a video they posted that showed "Mr Cawthorn's staffer Stephen L Smith putting his hand on the congressman's crotch. Mr Smith is Mr Cawthorn's cousin," reports The Independent.

"Now, this video is just stupid locker room talk between two cousins, that grew up like brothers taken long before I served in Congress," he said.

He also noted that Mr Smith is his aide on Capitol Hill, which Congress is required to provide under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"He called Mr Smith 'family' and said The Mail failed to send the video to his office, despite the fact federal law prohibits public officials from hiring their family members," adds the Independent.

"Mr Cawthorn faces a tough primary challenge on 17 May and he angered multiple Republicans when he said on a podcast that members of Congress invited him to an orgy and do cocaine in front of him."