Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., said Friday that she has been the victim of "completely false accusations," an oblique reference to ongoing rumors that she had an affair with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Suspicions increased yesterday, when McCarthy suddenly announced the end of what was thought to be his front-runner status to be the next House speaker. But in a short statement, Ellmers indicated that nothing happened between the two.
"As someone who has been targeted by completely false accusations and innuendo, I have been moved by the outpouring of support and prayers from my colleagues, constituents and friends," she said. "Now I will be praying for those who find it acceptable to bear false witness."
Rumors of some affair have circulated for some time, but both offices have denied anything improper.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com