In a somber reminder that corruption resides on both sides of the political aisle, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is resigning.
His resignation was prompted by his decision to plead guilty to campaign finance violations.
Duncan Hunter and his wife, along with former campaign treasurer Margaret Hunter, all pled guilty to campaign finance violations.
In a statement, Hunter said, “Shortly after the Holidays, I will resign from Congress. It has been an honor to serve the people of California’s 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years.”
Hunter and his family had misused $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. The story begs the question, what was he thinking?
Campaign finance violations need to be taken seriously and congressional members who violate the law need to be held accountable.
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