Fox News reported this week that North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn told the “Warrior Poet Society” podcast he had seen fellow Republicans using cocaine and had been invited to sex parties.
While those comments were condemned by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, former Trump advisor Roger Stone says he thinks Cawthorn is telling the truth.
The Washington Examiner quoted McCarthy as saying that he has since spoken to the freshman GOP representative.
McCarthy states that Cawthorn told him “that he doesn’t know what cocaine is”
“In the interview, he claims he watched people do cocaine,” McCarthy said. “Now then, when he comes to tell me, he says no — he thinks he saw maybe a staffer in a parking garage from 100 yards away and tells me that he doesn’t know what cocaine is.”
Yet although the House leader cast doubt on Cawthorn’s remarks, the Examiner noted that Stone has no trouble believing his story.
“As someone who lived in Washington, D.C., for 41 years, who was once part of the Washington elite system, everything Madison Cawthorn says is absolutely true,” Stone told the paper.
“And I can see why Washington elites would now be scrambling to try to deny it because maybe the voters back home won’t like what they’re hearing,” the former Trump adviser continued.
Stone: “I saw these things up close”
“Does anyone really believe that that doesn’t happen? In Washington, in Hollywood, in New York, among elites? I mean, it is — it defies logic.”
“I know for a fact these things happened when I lived there prior to — and this is important — prior to the reaffirmation of my belief in Jesus Christ,” Stone stressed.
“I saw these things up close. I’m a different person than I was when I lived in Washington. But I know firsthand that what Cawthorn says is true — it’s true,” he added.
“We communicated only once. He told me he was not backing down from his claims, as I reported that on social media, so I take him at his word,” Stone asserted.”
“I would, first of all, recognize he works for the people back in North Carolina. He does not work for Kevin McCarthy.”