Rep. Madison Cawthorn reportedly brushed his gun at a Veterans Affairs hearing and the attendees were reportedly furious.


Madison Corthorn moves down the hallway looking at the camera.

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  • Madison Cawthorn honed his gun at a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, according to The Daily Beast.

  • Parliamentarians and veterans attended the hearing at Zoom.

  • Some attendees were furious at cleaning Corthorn’s guns, The Daily Beast reports.

Madison Cawthorn said he honed his pistol for a few minutes at a virtual hearing of the Veterans Commission at home on Wednesday. The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast reported that a 26-year-old Republican was busy cleaning his gun with a zoom call while veterans and lawmakers were discussing how toxic chemicals were killing US soldiers.

His polish became visible to attendees during the testimony of veterans in Afghanistan, two people familiar with the hearing told The Daily Beast.

According to John Feal, the first respondent of the former 9.11, some attendees were furious at Kosorn.

“It was immature. He’s a kid. He lacks common sense,” said Feel at Zoom, according to The Daily Beast. “I think Congressman overcompensated for something he was missing and felt inadequate among the heroes of the call.”

Another attendee, co-founder of Burn Pits 360 Rosie Lopez Torres, told The Daily Beast that he was unaware that Cawthorn was cleaning his gun, but seemed distracted.

Lopez Torres told the media when he saw a picture of what he was doing, which showed American veterans “total disregard and contempt.”

Corthorn appeared to be in his parliamentary office during the hearing, but his location was not confirmed.

According to The Daily Beast, possession of firearms is generally illegal in the District of Columbia, but members of the House of Representatives are allowed to keep firearms in the office.

The insider asked Lukeball, Cothorn’s communications director, for comment and confirmed where Cothorn was during the hearing, but did not immediately respond.

In a statement to The Daily Beast, Ball said, “What is more patriotic than guns and veterans?”

This isn’t the first time Corthorn and one of his guns have made news.

Insider Aria Shoreive In February 2021, Corthorn reported attempting to board the plane while carrying an unloaded Glock 9mm pistol and a loaded magazine. Kosorn was not charged or fined for the crime.

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