Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) says his honeymoon in Dubai was more important than showing up to vote against trashy bills orchestrated by Democrats in the U.S. House.
“If I have a choice between voting with Nancy Pelosi or spending time with my beautiful wife, I’ll chose Cristina every time,” newlywed Cawthorn declared.
On Real America’s Voice News, the lawmaker responded to media reports that he has the worst voting record in the first-term class, missing 16.2 percent of votes among that cohort on the floor of the chamber, which is under narrow, but effective, control of the Democrats, and where the minority party — unlike in the Senate — has relatively minimal influence on legislation.
“It just shows how exactly the Democrats feel about the nuclear family in America right now. I would tell you I was doing the only thing that I find more important than my service here in Congress, and that was my service as a husband. I just got married about seven weeks ago, and so my wife and I, we went on our honeymoon,” Cawthorn, 25, told The Water Cooler host David Brody in the clip embedded below.
“But during that time, I missed 15 votes in one week because that’s when they had the votes pile up. And I’ll tell you, every single vote that came up, it was some Democrat garbage, so I was happy to be able to not have to actually vote on those because [they] eliminated our voices, are not allowing us to debate on the House floor. And I’ll you, if I have a choice between voting with Nancy Pelosi or spending time with my beautiful wife, I’ll chose Cristina every time.”
During the honeymoon trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a vacation noted on his Instagram page, Cawthorn reportedly missed a total of 21 votes in the April 13-16 time frame.
According to ProPublica, Cawthorn is the seventh most-absent member of Congress the U.S. House overall.
“Cawthorn…wed Cristina Bayardelle, an Instagram influencer, in a religious ceremony on April 3, the seven-year anniversary of the car crash that left him partially paralyzed. The couple previously held a civil ceremony in December,” Fox News reported.
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Cawthorn won the seat in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district previously held by House Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows. who stepped down to become President Trump’s chief of staff.
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