by Geraldo Rivera | Oct 09, 2015
Fascinating and a bit disturbing to watch the rapid rise and fall of Rep Kevin McCarthy's quest for the House Speakership. Did he really only decide to quit because Rep. Walter Jones (R. NC) threatened to expose McCarthy's alleged affair with another Republican from North Carolina, Rep. Renee Ellmers?
Ironically, that moral lapse might give the GOP plausible political deniability.
Now Republicans can say that McCarthy was ousted for moral rather than political reasons.
Indeed, I'm wondering if McCarty was thrown under the bus by his colleagues as revenge for his inadvertent revelation of their hypocritical Benghazi scam.