Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is one of the youngest members of Congress ever, and the first one to be born in the 1990s. He was born in 1995. He’s been accused of flirting with racism and of being a sexual predator. He riled up the crowd that stormed the Capitol on January 6th. But since then he has publicly recognized Joe Biden as President.
It’s only now just come out that Congressman Cawthron tried to board a plane with a gun in February.
TSA found an unloaded Glock 9mm handgun and loaded magazine in his carry on bag. Not only wasn’t he charged with anything, the gun was kept for him at the airport while he traveled and returned to him when he came back because they didn’t want him to miss his flight by taking it back out to his car.
In the recordings, an officer can be heard repeating several times to another officer that there was an elected official found with a gun.
“Elected official, Madison Cawthorn, with a firearm,” he said.
Police then discuss what to do with the gun, at one point saying they might have Cawthorn take it out to his car. Later they say because his flight is in seven minutes, they will secure it.
Like Mel Brooks said as Louis XVI in History Of The World: Part I, “It’s good to be king.” The federal mask mandate, for instance, doesn’t apply to Chip Roy or to John Kerry. And even airlines which took a stand on voting rights after January 6th are back donating to legislators who refused to recognize the results of the 2020 election.
Still, public attention to the special status given to our betters is awkward, and Congressman Cawthorn may now – over five months later – receive a fine and lose PreCheck. But since even that hasn’t happened yet, we’ll see if anyone follows through once the story is forgotten.
(HT: One Mile at a Time)