The Madison Cawthorn Accident
If you’re interested in politics, you’ve likely heard about Madison Cawthorn’s accident, which he won during the 2016 presidential election. The motivational speaker and current US Navy captain has been accused of lying about the accident, but that’s not the only controversy surrounding his past.
He has been the subject of multiple mini-scandals
In the last few months, Madison Cawthorn has been the subject of several mini-scandals, including a false statement about a car accident that he claimed did not happen. Cawthorn has also been accused of driving with a revoked license. Cawthorn’s recent transgressions have prompted the media to publish several stories about him.
One of the problems for Cawthorn is the perception of his lack of personal discipline. The Republican primary winner, Michele Woodhouse, is the leading contender for Cawthorn’s seat in November. Woodhouse is a former GOP chair in Cawthorn’s district.
Cawthorn’s behavior ranges from self-interested to self-destructive. He has shown signs of ideological neo-Neanderthalism, libertine behavior, and pure frat boy behavior. Whether he is trying to promote the Republican Party or just play politics, his behavior is far from wholesome.
Cawthorn’s biography also contained a series of false statements about his college ambitions. He claimed to have been accepted to Princeton and Harvard before the car accident. However, he was not accepted to the US Naval Academy. In a deposition given to CNN in 2017, he admitted to having been rejected from the academy before the accident.
He has been accused of lying about the accident
The driver of the SUV that hit Cawthorn, Bradley Ledford, has denied lying about the crash. The two were both teenagers at the time. In Ledford’s deposition, he claimed that he had no memory of the accident. He also said that he had to “race” to save Cawthorn’s life.
The deposition came during the insurance case for Cawthorn’s campaign for the 11th Congressional District. The deposition was a result of the allegations that Cawthorn lied about the accident. Cawthorn told the investigators in the deposition that he was rejected from the Naval Academy before the accident. The deposition also reveals that Cawthorn attacked Tom Fiedler, a former Miami Herald reporter and dean of Boston University’s college of communication.
He has also been accused of falsifying key elements of his biography. In his campaign video, Cawthorn claimed that his accident ended his college plans, including attending Harvard and the US Naval Academy. In fact, his former classmates claimed that he had been rejected by the Naval Academy before the accident. His campaign video also claimed that he had been accepted to Harvard’s online program and Princeton University.