Clay Aiken flashes a smile and a wink on Ellmers affair rumors

Clay Aiken thinks there is some humor to be found in the rumors that his former 2014 election opponent Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., had an affair with a fellow member of Congress.

Rumors of an affair between Ellmers and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had be circulating for some time, but suspicions flared last week when McCarthy abruptly announced his departure from the contest to be the next speaker of the House. He was widely seen as the front-runner.

The rumors led Ellmers to put out a statement saying she has been the victim of "completely false accusations and innuendo."

In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" interview Saturday, Aiken, a former runner-up on "American Idol", was asked about his failed campaign to take Ellmers' seat in the 2014 election.

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