Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy admits he rented room from GOP pollster Frank Luntz
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, admitted Tuesday that he rented a room for "a couple of months" from GOP pollster and corporate advisor Frank Luntz.
But McCarthy, during an appearance on Fox News, denied there was any conflict of interest in sharing a home with his longtime pal Luntz, a commucations consultant for Republican causes and corporations.
McCarthy's chuckling confirmation came a day after outraged Fox News host Tucker Carlson first reported the California Republican's curious living arrangement with Luntz in downtown Washington. McCarthy told Fox News he paid "fair market rate" for the room to Luntz.
Records reviewed by CNBC indicate that Luntz bought that three-bedroom, 3 bath, 1,740 square-foot penthouse apartment in 2018 for more than $1 million.
Carlson had expressed wide-eyed astonishment Monday night that Luntz who has been a verbal target of his recently was acting as McCarthy's landlord.
Carlson's ire stems from his belief that Luntz is "effectively a Democrat whom Carlson says also effectively "lobbies on behalf of some of the world's most left-wing corporations" while having the ear of "the leadership of the Republican Party."....
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