Thursday, October 8, 2015

Did the DHS Takedown Kevin McCarthy?

Earlier today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) withdrew his name from consideration as the replacement for John Boehner as House Speaker.

Now, we have this report from the Daily Caller:
An Internet address originating from the Department of Homeland Security was tied to entries made on the Wikipedia pages of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, alleging that the two Republicans were having an affair.

It is unclear if someone at the federal agency actually was behind the edits, which were first noted by Washington Free Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay. But both changes — McCarthy’s and Ellmers’ — show that a user at the IP address,, made them on Thursday.

That address comes from DHS’ offices in Springfield, Va.

An alleged affair between McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, and Ellmers, became the source of intense speculation on Thursday after McCarthy announced in a closed-door meeting that he was dropping out of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House.

Government spying on citizens is horrific, but when government agencies and individuals use it  to battle one another, I am all for it.



  1. I don't know if I share your sentiment exactly. In a certain sense, sure, it's great when govt fights each other. But certain departments also have dirt on everybody in congress so they can get them to vote the way they want more often. I'm not sure if overall it's a benefit to have this sort of thing going on. If this is true, then the DHS will never be defunded.

  2. This kind of dirt on congress is great.
    Congressmen are no different than the "common man". They may have to put up with it, but maybe there will be one or 2 who finally is pushed too far, and brings down the DHS.
    Maybe a long train of abuses can work on congress too?
    Not holding my breathe, just wishing.
    Maybe even a power hungry crazy will expose the whole bunch of them.
    You never know. Even DHS folks have skeletons...