Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a video on Wednesday that mocked comments made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) — by finding one of her supporters who just happens to have the Twitter handle @KevinMcCarthy.
Last week, the better-known McCarthy, who is making a bid to become the next House speaker, came under fire after he boasted about the special House investigation into the Benghazi terror attack had damaged Clinton’s poll numbers. Both Republicans and Democrats have piled on his comments, for which he ended up apologizing and walking back.
Clinton repeatedly criticized his comments in interviews, but her campaign made light of the “gaffe” on Wednesday by featuring a supporter who happens to share McCarthy’s name and is from Iowa, according to his Twitter account.
In the video, @KevinMcCarthy talked about some of the “mean tweets” he said he got from other Twitter users who mixed him up with the majority leader.
“They’re spending our tax dollars to play electoral politics,” he said in the video. “I get it. It’s gross. But, it’s not my fault — it’s the House Republicans. So please, stop the tweeting.”
“And oh — by the way,” McCarthy said as “paid for by Hillary for America” came on the screen. “Go Hillary.”
Here’s what Clinton posted to Twitter:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2015