A House candidate considered a rising star in the GOP launched a campaign attack website accusing a critic of going “to work for non-white males, like Cory Booker, who aims to ruin white males running for office.”
The language on Madison Cawthorn’s “Moe Taxes” website was changed Thursday night after it was first reported by the website The Bulwark.
Cawthorn blamed poor “syntax” for the racist message, which he said didn’t “convey my intended meaning.”
“The syntax of our language was unclear and unfairly implied I was criticizing (New Jersey senator) Cory Booker,” he said in a statement he posted on Twitter. “My intended meaning was, and is, to condemn left-wing identity politics that is dangerous and divisive. I have condemned racism and identity politics throughout my campaign.”
The intended target of the attack was Tom Fiedler, a political journalist turned university dean who now works for a local