Madison Cawthorn Swept into Scandal as Former Staffer’s Secretly Recorded Call Goes Public

A former district staffer is accusing the congressman of improperly firing her after denying family and medical leave.

Lisa Wiggins, a former district staffer for Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), was secretly recorded ranting on a phone call with the head of an anti-Cawthorn PAC.

Wiggins was called out by David Wheeler, the president of anti-Cawthorn American Muckrakers PAC, as she accused him of “denying me my FMLA” leave after her uncle passed and her husband suffered a heart attack within the same week.

She claims she was fired three days after being given a non-specific warning. She also decried the less-than-professional office space of Cawthorn’s campaign.

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