WOW! THIS is the GOP’s Replacement for House of Speaker? Come on, Man!
GotNews.com first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. With the recent news of Speaker Boehner stepping down, this becomes news again.
Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance.
According to GotNews:
Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since 2011.
The affair is something of an open secret in Washington, D.C. Reporters at other publications, lobbyists, congressional staffers of both parties all know about it. One staffer for a congressman describes it as the “biggest open secret” in D.C. A lobbyist describes Ellmers as a “social climber who has ingratiated herself” with McCarthy.
House leadership also knows about the affair. Speaker John Boehner reportedly told McCarthy to stop the affair once McCarthy was elected Majority Leader says a well placed congressional staffer. At least one leadership staffer doesn’t think the affair ended. “They are unusually close,” says the staffer who insists that the affair is going on. “It’s weird if he’s not f**king her.”
Ellmers, who was elected in 2010, has traveled with Kevin McCarthy throughout North Carolina on the campaign trail in 2014. McCarthy campaigned for Ellmers during her 2014 primary challenge with radio talk show host Frank Roche.
The two Republicans travel together, campaign together, and support one another in conferences.
McCarthy has also made a number of trips to North Carolina to visit with Ellmers in North Carolina.
The trips coincide with when the affair is said to have occurred.
Ellmers was elected in 2010 in a close election after her opponent assaulted someone on the street. She has since been drawn into a safe congressional seat.
A Tea Party darling whose win surprised the party bosses, Ellmers has come into disrepute lately for her controversial positions on amnesty, spending, and abortion. She quickly teamed up with the leadership, though. Ellmers leaked sensitive details from Tea Party-linked representatives to McCarthy and Boehner, says a congressional staffer familiar with the early discussions.
Ellmers also worked with House leadership to pull a pro-life partial birth abortion ban bill.
This brought much criticism including:
This is truly astounding. Renee Ellmers expects us all to forget that she spent a week getting the bill pulled. RE https://twitter.com/RepReneeEllmers/status/558037862286102528 …
Kevin McCarthy bails on a prolife event as Renee Ellmers stabs prolifers in the back. http://bit.ly/1CfZhP4
Ellmers had previously supported the same bill several years prior but said that she was upset with the exception for rape language in the bill.
According to an earlier article on RightWingNews:
…she was a Tea Party darling, loved the grassroots and couldn’t say enough good things about conservatives. Since then, redistricting allowed her to move to a safer district, she turned on conservatives, got into bed with the Chamber of Commerce crowd and according to Charles Johnson at gotnews.com it looks like she may have gotten into bed with Kevin McCarthy as well.
Although this is just speculation, it’s certainly seems to have been going on for a much longer time than JUST a speculation. This is going to be better than watching “House of Cards” with Kevin Spacey, isn’t it?
Only time will tell, what happens, but until then let the chips fall where they may!
Written by Nancy Hayes
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