Clay Aiken: Rep. Ellmers is 'an idiot'

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Clay Aiken is “not a fan” of his former political opponent, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), calling the congresswoman a “b----” and an "idiot" in a Monday interview.

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The Republican incumbent defeated the former “American Idol” contestant, a Democrat, to win her third term in November.

Aiken appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show on Monday to promote his Esquire Network docu-series “The Runner-Up,” which follows his failed congressional campaign.

“You should see the second episode, because she’s a b----,” Aiken told Stern, referring to Ellmers.

“She’s an idiot,” Aiken said of the 51-year-old lawmaker, “And I think her self-esteem is just in the floor, under the floor.”

At another point in the wide-ranging interview, Aiken, 36, referred to the lawmaker with a derogatory slang term for the female anatomy. “I’m not a fan of the person I ran against in Congress, obviously,” Aiken later said.

An Ellmers spokeswoman said the insults help Aiken live up to the name of his show.

“Mr. Aiken’s crude language and disrespectful demeanor towards the Congresswoman has proven to the American people why he is a runner up,” Blair Ellis told ITK.

When asked by Stern if he’ll make another political run, Aiken replied, “Not right now. Probably before six years. You know, within the next decade, I will again.”

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