Rep. Kevin McCarthy is the man many people hope will be the next Speaker of the House when John Boehner steps down later this month. But when it comes to Twitter, that’s caused a little mix-up.
You see, FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy—the entertainment reporter— shares the same name as the potential future Speaker of the House, and he’s been getting a lot of the other guy’s tweets. And many of them aren't very nice.
Who is Donold Tromp? Hope you're having a great day! https://t.co/yPYdlGMQFj— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) October 1, 2015
I don't need any bones thrown at me. Thank you though! Have you seen EX MACHINA yet? Incredible film! https://t.co/NszEVn6wJZ— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) October 1, 2015
But that hasn't stopped these most hilarious tweets from making their way to our Kevin McCarthy's handle. We asked him to read a few of his favorites on air. Watch the video above to see how that went.
Ahhhh Claire...you deleted your tweet but I had to save it. It's soooo good! Hilarious people are mixing us up! pic.twitter.com/4bNjixwiEF— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) October 6, 2015
Because this isn’t something you can really ignore, Kevin has been responding to those who have tweeted him in a most unique way: with movie recommendations.
Regina, how are you today? Do you like movies? I'm so excited about Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT! Glorious 70mm!! https://t.co/rftXBHTmZI— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) October 5, 2015
You have my full support to see great movies! Go see The Martian, The Walk, Sicario, Steve Jobs. :) https://t.co/I2WLdZFZ0z— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) October 5, 2015
Apparently, we’re not the only ones who find this entertaining.
@KevinMcCarthyTV seeing the mixed up Kevin McCarthy tweets is the highlight of social media in the past week or so.— Chris Brady (@cabbravo) October 6, 2015
After careful consideration, he’s decided NOT to mount a campaign against the other Kevin McCarthy. The timing just isn’t right.