Twitter mistakes FOX 5's Kevin McCarthy for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and the tweets are hilarious

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.

 

 

 

Of course, they have very different Twitter handles. Our Kevin McCarthy is @KevinMcCarthyTV, while Kevin McCarthy the House Majority Leader is-- appropriately-- @GOPLeader

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Apparently, we’re not the only ones who find this entertaining.

 

After careful consideration, he’s decided NOT to mount a campaign against the other Kevin McCarthy. The timing just isn’t right.

 

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