Rep. Madison Cawthorn is in the news again, and not for the right reason.
Cawthorn was caught, again, driving with a revoked license.
This is the second time this has happened, so he now faces up to 20 days in prison.
Should Know Better
Cawthorn was pulled over in Cleveland County, North Carolina, on March 3.
He also has two outstanding speeding tickets.
Henderson County republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn has been charged with driving with revoked license and is set to appear in court in three counties. https://t.co/pITGOdSEdK
— The Citizen Times (@asheville) March 9, 2022
This is a Class 3 misdemeanor, so he can face up to 20 days in prison and a fine of up to $200.
In the speeding incidents, Cawthorn was driving 89 in a 65-mph zone and 87 in a 70-mph zone.
Cawthorn’s previous charge was in 2017, also for driving with a revoked license.
Generally, these types of violations are satisfied with probation and a fine.
However, in this political environment, someone may decide to make an example out of Cawthorn and throw him in jail for a couple of days.
As a lawmaker, simply put, he should know better.
The only good thing about this is that he did not appear to have thrown his title around as we have seen some Democrat lawmakers do in similar circumstances.