Tucker Carlson was proper: Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is residing in the Washington, D.C., penthouse of Republican pollster and messaging maven Frank Luntz, and it does seem like a fairly sweet offer. Carlson was tipped off to the roommate arrangement, and McCarthy verified it Tuesday, telling Fox & Mates he has “rented a room from Frank for a few of months, but do not be concerned, I am again to — heading back to exactly where I generally am, on my couch in my office environment. But, yes, we pay fair industry level”
Washington Submit reality-checker Glenn Kessler looked into Luntz’s apartment, and it really is actually a 7,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom, 16-bathroom amalgamation of 4 three-tale penthouses Luntz purchased for just about $4.3 million in August and September 2018 and merged in November 2019. The homeowner’s association fees on the 4 models is $4,976 a month, Kessler calculates, citing Redfin.
Neither McCarthy nor Luntz responded to the Submit‘s ask for for remark, but a McCarthy spokesman explained to the Daily Wire the minority leader “calculated the honest marketplace benefit total at $1,500/month” to rent an “somewhere around” 400-square-foot space in Luntz’s penthouse. Kessler’s Flats.com look for found that a comparable studio or just one-bedroom would operate about $5,000 a month. Irrespective, he writes, “in addition to the ‘room’ he rented, McCarthy would have had access to a 24/7 concierge, a rooftop pool, a conditioning middle, a media space, a business enterprise centre, and a party home with a bar and pool table.”
“This is very a deal, specifically considering that Luntz has talked about how he’s on the highway all the time,” Politico muses. “Consider shelling out $1,500 a thirty day period for what is basically a mansion carved into a high-increase? It truly is very good to be the minority leader!”
Carlson was less amused by the “sleazy and corrupt” arrangement. “Kevin McCarthy promises Republicans he shares their values” and “will struggle for them towards long lasting Washington, the forces that would like to demolish their life,” he reported. “And at the conclusion of the day, Kevin McCarthy goes residence to Frank Luntz’s condominium in Penn Quarter and laughs about it.” Peter Weber