McCarthy confirms living arrangements with Luntz after tip to Tucker Carlson – By Dominick Mastrangelo (The Hill) / May 4 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confirmed on Tuesday he rented a room from GOP pollster Frank Luntz during the coronavirus pandemic, news that was first reported by Fox News host Tucker Carlson the night before.
© Getty Images McCarthy confirms living arrangements with Luntz after tip to Tucker Carlson
“I didn’t know how this was controversial,” McCarthy said on “Fox and Friends.” “Frank has been a friend of mine for more than 30 years. I met him with Newt Gingrich back when they were working on the Contract with America,” he added, referring to the former GOP Speaker from Georgia.
The minority leader said, “Democrats took over, they started changing the House around.”
“And so, yes, I’ve rented a room from Frank for a couple of months but don’t worry, I’m back to – going back to where I normally am, on my couch in my office,” he said. “But, yes, we pay fair market rate.”