Fox News host Tucker Carlson broke the news Monday evening that corporate darling and pro-immigration GOP pollster Franks Luntz secretly rents out a room to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at a “fair market price.”
Carlson reminded viewer’s of Luntz’ ties to left-wing corporations in Silicon Valley, and stated, “So Luntz is a personal friend of Kevin McCarthy’s who’s the top-ranking Republican in the House, that’s what we said. Turns out we didn’t the know the half of it.”
“Over the weekend we got a call from a source who said that in fact, Frank Luntz and Kevin McCarthy are not simply friends, they’re roommates,” Carlson revealed. “Kevin McCarthy lives in Frank Luntz’s apartment in downtown Washington. That’s what we were told, and honestly we did not believe it. The top Republican in the House lives with a Google lobbyist? Come on, come on. Even by the sleazy and corrupt standards of politics in Washington, that did not seem possible, in fact it sounded like a joke.”
Carlson’s team then called McCarthy’s spokeswoman to inquire about the story, and were surprised to receive an affirmative response.
The spokesperson admitted that “because of the pandemic, McCarthy has rented a room in Washington at a fair market price from Frank.”
“So actually the top Republican in the House does live with someone who lobbies for Google,” Carlson said. “Mystery solved. Not only are they friends, they’re roommates! So now you know why they listen to Frank Luntz but they don’t listen to you.”
Frank Luntz & Kevin McCarthy. Not only are they friends. They are roommates. pic.twitter.com/nYGXxV5bya
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 4, 2021
Carlson noted that no explanation was provided for why the pandemic forced a high-ranking elected official to live with Frank Luntz.
Luntz, who constructed an Oval Office replice in the bedroom of his Brentwood mansion because his mother “always wanted me to be the first Jewish president,” is single, while McCarthy is married.