WASHINGTON, DC – California congressman Kevin McCarthy’s sudden departure from the race to be the next speaker of the house left a whole lot of unanswered questions.
Now, we’re learning there may have been more “affair” to this political affair that we knew.
Reports are showing up about the possibility someone working for the Department of Homeland Security edited the Wikipedia pages for McCarthy and North Carolina representative Renee Ellmers to include allegations the pair was having an affair.
Wikipedia removed the edits, but kept the IP address of the computer used to post the edits. It appears the computer is somewhere in the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS says it’s looking into it and will take appropriate action.
Both McCarthy and Ellmers say the allegations of their 4-year-long affair are not true.
And North Carolina congressman Walter Jones says he wasn’t thinking about McCarthy when he sent a letter to the chair of the Republican Conference. He wrote that he believes any candidate for Speaker, Majority Leader, and Majority Whip should “withdraw if there are any misdeeds he has committed since joining Congress that will embarrass himself, the republican conference, and the House of Representatives if they become public.”
Jones said he was thinking about the day Speaker Newt Gingrich resigned, followed the next day by the resignation of Bob Livingston.
On a lighter note, there’s a report that a California congressman took out a help-wanted ad on Craig’s List to help Republicans find a candidate for Speaker.
Requirements included the ability to work with irrational people, baby sitting experience, and no congressional experience necessary.
He didn’t post the ad, but it would have shown up on the same page for people looking for miscellaneous romance and casual encounters.
Just the place to start a political affair.