House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wound up publicly humiliating himself on social media when he pitched a massive hissy fit about a fake poster he believed was from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announcing the recent expansion of the Child Tax Credit to millions of families that was part of the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan that passed Congress earlier this year.

Forbes reports:

“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday accused the Internal Revenue Service of spending taxpayer money on a poster that was, in fact, created by a 19-year-old college student with an enthusiasm for public policy.”

McCarthy went on Facebook and expressed his anger over the fake poster, which he claimed was paid for with taxpayer money:

“Infuriating. The IRS is literally spending taxpayer money to advertise a government handout. This is welfare without work requirements.”

Actually, Kevin, it’s just you making a horse’s ass out of yourself.

It didn’t take long before social media reminded McCarthy that he should be more alert and not believe “fake news” so easily. One of those who responded was the young man, Tobin Stone, who created the poster:

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