Former staff member slams Madison Cawthorn and calls him a ‘usual liar’

Former staff member slams Madison Cawthorn and calls him a ‘usual liar’

  • A former member of Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s district staff called the congressman “a habitual liar.”
  • “As far as the candidate himself, I mean, he’s just a bad person,” the staffer said in a recorded call.
  • She said she saw her district office having “more liquor bottles than water bottles.”

Former North Carolina Rep. District staffer Madison Cawthorn called the lawmaker a “bad person” and a “habitual liar.”

“As far as the nominee himself, I mean, he’s just a bad person,” former Cawthorn staffer Lisa Wiggins said in a secretly taped phone call with David Wheeler, president of Cawthorn. political action committee called “Fire Madison Cawthorn”.

“He’s a habitual liar and he’ll tell you and do whatever he can in front of you, but behind your back he’s the complete opposite,” she added.

Although the recording was done without Wiggins’ knowledge, North Carolina has a “consent of party” wiretapping law that allows a party to record calls without Wiggins’ knowledge. other part.

The recording was uploaded to the Fire Madison Cawthorn PAC website on Monday and later reported by local media outlet Smoky Mountain News.

During the call, Wiggins said Cawthorn was barely reachable by his constituents and that there was “no way to get a meeting with him unless he tried to get votes. “.

She also noted that she personally closed many of the congressman’s district offices because he didn’t have enough social workers to run them.

“I know because I drove and shut them all down,” Wiggins said. “He didn’t care, he didn’t care about his constituents. He didn’t care.”

She also remarked that the Cawthorn District Office had “more liquor bottles than water bottles” and that employees were “drinking like crazy.”

“People need to know how this man really is,” Wiggins told Wheeler. “He still has a lot of duped people.”

A representative for Cawthorn did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider. However, The Hill obtained a brief statement from Cawthorn’s spokesperson, Luke Ball, who called Wiggin’s accusations “verifiably untrue”.

“We believe these comments potentially constitute defamation of character and are exploring options to ensure that the congressman’s name emerges unscathed from these defamatory remarks,” Ball said, according to the outlet.

The new allegations about Cawthorn come after a tough month for the North Carolina congressman.

In March, Cawthorn was publicly chastised by Republican Party leaders for claiming to have witnessed “sexual perversion” in DC, with members of Washington’s elite inviting him to orgies and doing cocaine in front of him. him.

In response, Cawthorn criticized GOP leaders for “weakening” the GOP platform and blamed the media for the furor over his comments.

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