Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has announced that he is resigning from Congress after being convicted of misusing campaign funds back in December.
Hunter said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he is leaving Congress, but remains proud of the work he has done, “giving a voice to our men and women in uniform.” Hunter served on the Armed Services Committee and was seen as an ally to men and women in uniform.
Hunter pleaded guilty to charges last month, after both he and his wife were indicted. They misspent up to $250,000 in campaign funds, a federal crime.
The congressman faces up to 5 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Supporters will no doubt be shocked by this, with many expecting him to fight the charges and try to stay in Congress.
While there’s little doubt that a Democrat never would have been indicted — much less convicted — for what Hunter did, the law is the law and his career in Congress is coming to an end.
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