WASHINGTON, DC – While many already know that Washington politics is a generally dirty sport, Rep. Madison Cawthorn recently delved into the pervasive degeneracy in D.C. – from alleged orgies to politicians dabbling in cocaine .
During a recent appearance on the Warrior Poet Society podcast, podcast host John Lovell had asked Rep. Cawthorn whether D.C. and politics in general were anything like the Netflix series House of Cards, which Rep. Cawthorn proclaimed isn’t that far of a stretch from reality.
“So, I heard a former president that we had in the 90s was asked the question about this, and he gave an answer that I thought was so true. He said the only thing that’s not accurate in that show is that you could never get a piece of legislation about education passed that quickly…Aside from that, I mean the sexual perversion that goes on in Washington – I mean, being kind of a young guy in Washington with the average age is probably 60 or 70.
“And I look at all these people, a lot of them that I, you know, I’ve looked up to through my life. I’ve always paid attention to politics, guys that, you know, then all of the 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,’ and I’m like – what did you just ask me to come to? And then you realize they’re asking you to come to an orgy.
“Or the fact that you know, there’s some of the people that are leading on the movement to try and remove addiction in our country and then you watch them doing, you know, a key bump of cocaine right in front of you. And it’s like, wow, this is wild.”
Rep. Cawthorn also talked about how there’s a sort of “espionage” debacle present within Washington, saying how the media “shelves” harmful stories against politicians to later use as a means to blackmail them into embracing or distancing themselves from various legislative efforts.
“And then there’s also kind of the whole espionage aspect of what goes on in Washington of, you know, so many people trade in secrets and there’s a currency to secrets. And so, it’s wild. And then there’s members of the media, the journalists who kind of will keep nasty stories about you or about other people on a shelf.
“And then when if you’re about to kind of speak out against something they don’t want you to, they’ll come out and say, ‘We’re about to drop the story of when, you know, 17 years ago you did X, Y, & Z and you don’t want us to drop that story, do you? So we’re going to bully you back into this position.'”