Hillary Clinton’s campaign today released a video from a supporter who shares a name with the House majority leader and says he’s getting spammed with angry tweets.
Clinton released a TV ad on Tuesday jabbing at Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for his remarks last week on Hannity: “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. A select committee. What are her numbers today?”
“The Republicans have spent millions attacking Hillary because she’s fighting for everything they oppose from affordable healthcare to equal pay. She’ll never stop fighting for you and the Republicans know it,” states the ad after showing the McCarthy clip.
Their new video today features a guy who uses the Twitter handle @KevinMcCarthy. The congressional McCarthy uses the handle @GOPLeader.
Naturally, the Clinton camp was ecstatic to discover that the guy getting spammed with McCarthy hate tweets was a Hillary supporter from Iowa.
“I get why you’re mad. I do. The guy who’s probably going to be Speaker of the House just said that the committee that’s supposed to be investigating Benghazi is now going through the emails she turned over…with an eye toward hurting her poll numbers,” says the Clinton-backing McCarthy. “Instead of focusing on the American tragedy that said they’d focus on, they’re spending our taxpayer dollars to play electoral politics.”
“I get it. It’s gross. But it’s not my fault. It’s the House Republicans’. So please, stop your tweeting. My twitter account can’t handle it! Oh, and go Hillary.”
Majority Leader McCarthy told reporters today, “Let’s be very clear: Benghazi is not political. It was created for one purpose and purpose only: to find the truth on behalf of the families of the four dead Americans, period. I’ve been very clear about this and don’t use politics to try to change this around. That is the only reason why that committee was created. The integrity of Trey Gowdy, the integrity of the work that has been done has never come into question and it never should be. Stop playing politics.”
“I could have been more clear in my description of what was going forward,” he added. “And I’ve stated that. But there’s only one reason why that committee was created, period.”