Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Cawthorn Cited for Gun Violation, Also Alleged to Have Pulled a Pelosi

'The fangs are out... '

(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) The alt-left and swamp establishment’s favorite target, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is under fire in another round of controversy, this time unfolding on dual fronts.

On Tuesday, Cawthorn made a media splash when he was cited for having a gun at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. According to the Transportation Security Administration, a 9 mm handgun was discovered in a bag that police confirmed belonged to Cawthorn, reported WSOC-TV.

Police said Cawthorn cooperated throughout the incident and was cited for possession of a dangerous weapon on city property. Cawthorn was previously found in possession of a handgun at an Asheville airport in February 2021 and faced no criminal charges.

When he wasn’t packing pistols at airports, Cawthorn managed to make headlines again this week for allegedly participating in an insider trading scheme.

Cawthorn is said to have used undisclosed information about an impending sponsorship deal between NASCAR driver Brandon Brown and LGBCoin cryptocurrency to pump-and-dump the stock, which he owns, reported the Washington Examiner.

“LGB legends. … Tomorrow we go to the moon!” Cawthorn posted on Instagram last December in response to a picture from James Koutoulas, a hedge fund manager and pointman of the Let’s Go Brandon cryptocurrency.

Sure enough, after the NASCAR announcement was made public the following day, LGBCoin’s value soared, spiking nearly 75 percent, the Examiner reported.

It didn’t last long. After NASCAR rejected the sponsorship and large holders of LGBCoin simultaneously dumped their shares, its market value had collapsed by January to $0.

A class-action lawsuit followed and while Cawthorn wasn’t a defendant, his celebrity endorsement of the coin was referenced as helping to inflate LGBCoin’s value. Cawthorn was featured in at least one Instagram post with Koutoulas, touting the coin.

Cawthorn’s own statements about owning the stock and his pre-deal Instagram post warrants a Justice Department investigation, political pontificators told the Examiner.

If Cawthorn had undisclosed information about the NASCAR deal prior to its launch, that could be considered insider trading, a federal crime, said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the left-leaning Public Citizen.

“I think there’s probably a strong case here,” said Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette with the far-leftist Project on Government Oversight.

“I don’t want to prejudge, but based on everything that’s out there, I think there is a very strong possibility that if someone is going to investigate this, they’re going to find something.”

Someone, perhaps, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has been beleaguered with her own and her family’s slimy stock dealings.

The hypocrisy of leftists coming after Cawthorn wasn’t lost on the Gateway Pundit.

“The fangs are out” for Cawthorn, it noted. “But Nancy Pelosi is famous for her family’s deal-making and insider trading and faces no repercussions.”

In a frenzied buying spree last year, Pelosi and her husband scooped millions in lucrative call options in Google, Disney, Salesforce, Roblox and Micron.

“We are a free-market economy and they should be able to participate in that,” Pelosi said.

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