I am filled with a terrible pity, here.
A Congressional Quarterly reporter published an exclusive sit-down interview with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) this week. The only problem with the piece was that the reporter never actually interviewed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Sources with knowledge of the mixup told POLITICO it was a case of mistaken identity. [Name redacted out of sheer pity] confused McCarthy — one of the most recognizable congressmen in Washington, constantly surrounded by a phalanx of police officers — with another member.
Because, contra Politico, here is a basic truth about Washingtonian politicians: they all look alike. I’ve interviewed Kevin McCarthy. God help me if I ever have to pick him out of a crowd.