The Conservative Political Action Committee says a screenshot that appears to show a mix-up between Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTrump assures storm victims in Carolinas: 'We will be there 100 percent' Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Trump to visit North Carolina on Wednesday in aftermath of Florence MORE (R-S.C.), two prominent black Republicans, is a fake.

Washington Post reporter Ben Terris tweeted a picture Wednesday that shows the CPAC mobile website using the photo for Scott next to a biography of Dr. Ben Carson, a likely presidential candidate in 2016.

 

 

Ross Hemminger, a spokesman for CPAC, told The Hill that the photo is “not a real thing” and that it is a “Photoshopped” image. He forwarded technical emails that claim that there’s distortion around the sides of the Scott picture that stems from the alteration, but did not specifically blame Terris.


Terris pushed back on the assertion in an email to The Hill.


"This morning I wanted to see what time Dr. Carson was speaking so I went to the CPAC site on my phone. I saw that his bio was accompanied by a photo of Tim Scott. So I took a screen shot of it and tweeted it out," he said.

"I can't claim to have any idea how or why his photo was there, but I can tell you I have literally no idea how I would even go about photoshopping that."


He also tweeted a link to a web cache that CPAC sent him to claim it couldn't have happened organically.

 

 

 

 

When The Hill attempted to use the mobile website on Wednesday morning, Carson’s photo appeared next to the biography for Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world Kavanaugh becomes September surprise for midterm candidates MORE (R-Tenn.), though it now appears to be working normally. 

Scott, for his part, jokingly tweeted back at Terris another screenshot that showed his face next to the biography for Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSinger Leon Bridges to join Willie Nelson in performing at O’Rourke rally Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls Poll: Beto O'Rourke leads Cruz by 2 points in Texas Senate race MORE (R-Texas).

 

 

CPAC is an annual conference held by the American Conservative Union just outside of Washington D.C, that typically attracts activists from around the country.

The lineup this year includes the biggest names in conservative politics and several potential 2016 hopefuls. On top of Scott, Cruz and Carson, scheduled speakers include former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill Some employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report MORE (R-Ky.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' For Poland, a time for justice Judiciary Democrat calls for additional witnesses to testify on Kavanaugh MORE (R-Fla.), former Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.).

 

--This post was updated at 4:00 p.m.