House Minority Leader Keven McCarthy (R-CA) intends to speak with Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) about racy comments he made on a recent “Warrior Poet Society” podcast.
The young congressman, just 26 years old, made the remarks after being asked how the Netflix series “House of Cards” compares to the real DC, per The Hill.
“I look at all these people, a lot of them that I’ve looked up to through my life, I’ve always paid attention to politics,” Cawthorn said. “Then all of the sudden you get invited to, ‘Well hey, we’re going to have kind of a sexual get together at one of our homes, you should come.’”
“I’m like, ‘What did you just ask me to come to?’” Cawthorn continued. “And then you realize they are asking you to come to an orgy.”
Fellow Republicans found it particularly egregious that he said he has seen people who advocate for fighting against addiction do cocaine in front of him, as the implication is that those people are members of the party.
Representative Steve Womack (R-AK) called the comments out during a House Republican Conference meeting. Other party members joined in to express their disappointment in his allegations.