RNC Chairwoman: Cawthorn’s ‘Darkish MAGA’ feels like a ‘Star Wars factor’

Republican Nationwide Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks throughout a information convention on the Republican Nationwide Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (G3 Field Information Picture/Alex Brandon) Alex Brandon/G3 Field Information

RNC Chairwoman: Cawthorn’s ‘Darkish MAGA’ feels like a ‘Star Wars factor’

Christopher Hutton

Might 22, 01:45 PM Might 22, 01:52 PM

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Republican Nationwide Committee management is unimpressed with Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s (R-NC) try to determine a “Darkish MAGA.”

When requested about Cawthorn’s main loss this week by G3 Field Information’s Martha MacCallum, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel appeared unfamiliar with a brand new phrase utilized by the North Carolina Republican.

“I do not know what ‘Darkish MAGA’ is,” McDaniel stated, visibly amused. “Feels like a ‘Star Wars’ factor, just like the darkish facet of the Pressure.”


McDaniel went on to say that the first between Cawthorn and the first winner, State Sen. Chuck Edwards, was “well-fought.” She additionally praised Cawthorn for conceding his race and pressured how essential it’s that Republicans maintain that district.

“We have to concentrate on the Democrats, and I’d say this to each Republican: They’re those in management, they’re those destroying our nation, and Republicans who’re preventing one another continuously, that isn’t serving to us defeat Democrats in November. And that must be the main focus,” McDaniel concluded.

Cawthorn conceded his loss in North Carolina’s eleventh Congressional District on Tuesday. Nevertheless, he didn’t cease campaigning or advocating for a MAGA-focused method to Republican politics.

“The time for gentile politics as normal has come to an finish,” Cawthorn wrote in a Thursday Instagram publish. “It is time for the rise of the brand new proper, it is time for Darkish MAGA to actually take command. We’ve got an enemy to defeat, however we are going to by no means have the ability to defeat them till we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our personal celebration. Their days are numbered. We’re coming.”

The “Darkish MAGA” reportedly consists of former President Donald Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Steve Bannon, Wendy Rogers, Michael Knowles, Alex Bruesewitz, and the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation, based on his Instagram publish.

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Many controversies dogged Cawthorn’s tenure on Capitol Hill in his first time period. Earlier this month, a nude video of the congressman surfaced, which he characterised as blackmail. In April, the Transportation Safety Administration reportedly confiscated a firearm from Cawthorn, marking the second time he had a gun seized by the TSA since being sworn into workplace.

Cawthorn has additionally confronted moral questions concerning his conduct in Congress. Final month, a bunch filed a criticism alleging he had an inappropriate relationship with a staffer. He has additionally confronted public scrutiny over allegations that he flouted insider buying and selling legal guidelines when he hyped an alleged cryptocurrency scheme and that he improperly used taxpayer cash at a luxurious resort.

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