"Cawthorn's loss proves that the GOP establishment, if it wanted to, could easily ostracize its most toxic members; they just choose not to. They've actively chosen to collude with Trump and his ilk no matter how dangerous they are to democracy because they think that's the path to power. Cawthorn just got a little too radioactive for them."
Exactly. Cawthorn got rejected because he was embarrassing, not because he is horrible. He still has the sans horrible ideas he ran on. He lost because of photos of him doing stuff that threatened the masculinity of his voters.