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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:35 PM

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he'll resign 'shortly after the holidays'

Source: Washington Post



Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), who pleaded guilty in federal court this week to misusing campaign funds, announced Friday that he will resign from Congress “shortly after the holidays.”

“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 said in a statement announcing his resignation.

Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on campaign finance charges last summer. The outgoing congressman is awaiting sentencing after he entered a guilty plea on a single count on Tuesday; he had previously pleaded not guilty. The couple were charged with spending more than $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including vacations and household items.

“Whatever my time in custody is, I will take that hit,” Hunter said Monday in an interview with San Diego-based TV station KUSI. “My only hope is that the judge does not sentence my wife to jail. I think my kids need a mom in the home.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/rep-duncan-hunter-says-hell-resign-shortly-after-the-holidays/2019/12/06/226fe9a8-1878-11ea-9110-3b34ce1d92b1_story.html



https://www.youtube.com/watch?vrY0WxgSXdEE

Original article and headline -

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) says he will resign 'after the Holidays' in wake of guilty plea

By Washington Post Staff
Dec. 6, 2019 at 5:33 p.m. EST

The Marine veteran pleaded guilty this week to one charge of misusing campaign funds. He and his wife were accused of using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, including family vacations, theater tickets and school tuition.
Hunter will be sentenced March 17. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/12/06/rep-duncan-d-hunter-r-calif-says-he-will-resign-after-the-holidays-in-wake-of-guilty-plea/

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Reply Rep. Duncan Hunter says he'll resign 'shortly after the holidays' (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 OP
fantase56 Dec 6 #1
brush Dec 6 #23
kacekwl Dec 6 #2
Leghorn21 Dec 6 #3
George II Dec 6 #4
localroger Dec 6 #5
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #7
muriel_volestrangler Dec 6 #6
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #8
brush Dec 6 #25
Marthe48 Dec 6 #28
livetohike Dec 6 #9
NurseJackie Dec 6 #10
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #13
paleotn Dec 6 #11
Cha Dec 6 #12
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #14
Cha Dec 6 #15
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #16
Cha Dec 6 #17
deurbano Dec 6 #18
rurallib Dec 6 #19
Cha Dec 6 #20
Liberty Belle Dec 7 #36
BigmanPigman Dec 6 #27
LakeArenal Dec 6 #21
bluedigger Dec 6 #22
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 6 #24
tblue37 Dec 6 #26
5X Dec 6 #29
Brother Buzz Dec 6 #30
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #31
Brother Buzz Dec 6 #33
BumRushDaShow Dec 6 #34
NBachers Dec 6 #32
turbinetree Dec 7 #35

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:40 PM

1. door meets ass......... nt

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Response to fantase56 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:30 PM

23. The crook wants to get as many paychecks he can.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:44 PM

2. Can't forgo all the

holiday kickbacks.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:46 PM

3. oh noe not dat

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:49 PM

4. Great video, thanks! I've used that dozens of times to refer to shamed republicans over the years.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:52 PM

5. Especially apt in this year of the Replexodus /nt

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:01 PM

7. Yes it is a popular one

for circumstances like this!

(and I realized the song came out 40 years ago next year )

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:58 PM

6. What time of the month do representatives get paid?

Is he basically saying "I want a few thousand dollars more from taxpayers"?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:04 PM

8. He'd probably have to forfeit it anyway

but I expect it may be so that his staff get paid...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:36 PM

25. Oh that's right. The crooked bastard also caused his staff to be unemployed.

Nice work, jerk.

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Response to brush (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:22 PM

28. trump will see if there are likely employees

who can be appointed as acting staff for him

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:10 PM

9. Bye bye. You won't be missed. n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:10 PM

10. What good purpose does that serve? Why wait? How does he benefit from it?

An extra paycheck?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:18 PM

13. I posted above that it might be in order to continue to pay his staff

through the holidays because if he left now, they are pretty much "fired".

Whatever money that he might receive for pay would most likely be garnished to pay off his and his wife's dalliances and any fines and penalties assessed by the court along with a prison sentence, so he's toast regardless (unless you-know-who swoops in with a get-out-of-jail-free pardon).

In any case, that guilty plea probably had all sorts of caveats in it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:12 PM

11. About time.

Also, how's Mrs. Duncan Hunter doing with those tire tracks? Hurts even more when your husband does a George Costanza on your ass.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:15 PM

12. I seem to remember he got

elected even though he was under indictment.

I hope District 50 in CA elects a responsible Dem the next time.

Thank you for this, BRDS!

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:24 PM

14. Mahalo Cha and yeah he was!!!

It was him and Chris Collins (R NY-27) who both got reelected while under indictment. Both have finally resigned or stated they planned to resign.

Hunter only won by less than 2% so that seat is do-able!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:28 PM

15. Thank you! I used to live in San Diego..

all over for 15 years so I know the area.

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:30 PM

16. I know Democrats there wil be glad to be rid of him - "officially"!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:32 PM

17. I know..they must be overjoyed.. I'm so glad to be rid

of that repub crook from afar! It took awhile but here we are!

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:36 PM

18. Darrell Issa has switched to this district to rear his ugly head again.

Just when we thought CA was finally rid of him...

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Response to deurbano (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:39 PM

19. It's like a resurrection

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Response to deurbano (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:40 PM

20. Oh no! Thanks for

the bad news. So "grand jury/wasting tax payers' money" issa moved to San Diego..

Hopefully Dems will still prevail!

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:33 AM

36. No, Issa doesn't live in the district. It's not required to run for Congress.

He's a carpet bagger not liked by even many Republicans in the district. Oh, and Issa has said Trump should pardon Hunter, who is expected to announce endorsement of Issa soon. They are thick as thieves.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:06 PM

27. And Carl DeMaio is looking to get into the

possibility of running there too. He is as bad as Issa.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:06 PM

21. Wasn't Hunter a fav of Anne Coulter?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:11 PM

22. He appreciated the voter's trust so much because it made it easier to abuse it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:32 PM

24. Okie doke

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:37 PM

26. He needs the paycheck for Xmas expenses. He was in debt pretty deeply at one point,

if I recall.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:53 PM

29. has fox news said he was a democrat yet?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 09:42 PM

30. On another tack, he's kinda shutting the door on a March special election

I'm just spit-balling here, but there's a reasonable chance Ammar Campa-Najjar could prevail in a special election with a carpetbagger, Issa, and two other pubs splitting the vote. And an incumbent Ammar Campa-Najjar would be hard to beat in the November election.

And this is where the spit-balling comes in. Could he be waiting to mess with the election process to assure the seat doesn't flip?

Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
Carl DeMaio (R)
Darrell Issa (R)
Brian Jones (R)
David Edick (Independent)
Helen Horvath (Independent)

Here's Ammar Campa-Najjar's website: https://www.campacampaign.com/ Tell a friend!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 09:48 PM

31. I hope to hell that Issa gets nowhere near Congress ever again

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:10 PM

33. This is a district that reelected an indicted congress critter

And in TheFerret's words, "Shit be cray".

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:20 PM

34. I think in that case

it needs the extra "cray" for emphasis as in "shit be cray cray".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 09:52 PM

32. I'll copy this post I made yesterday- lots of relevant information:

Ammar Campa-Najjar is running to finish what he started- Taking Duncan Hunter's place in CA-50


I believe Duncan's on his way out, despite what he's been saying about staying in the race. He's no longer welcome in the House, and he's a liability for the republicans. I believe he'll be making the announcement soon.

If he doesn't, Ammar's in it to win it in November, and he'll fight his way 'till then if there's no special election.

Campa-Najar barely lost last time- 51.7% 134,362 votes to 48.3% 125,448 votes- and he's in a strong position to beat Issa or whoever tries to scramble over Hunter's body.

Like Nate McMurray in New York's 27th District, who's running for the seat vacated when criminal Chris Collins quit; we may find another special election that we can devote all our time and energy to winning - two excellent shots at turning republican seats into Democratic seats in the House of Representatives. These are two of the most competitive races in the country right now.

Both of these candidates, if they win, will keep their seats, and help transform heavy-R districts into solid D.

https://www.campacampaign.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CampaNajjar/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDxAS7J7-aHC_JedF9Q1uYWK4AlUdDRo7Zon1MfJD97teIciPm4EwEtoi8gZG9N1JLVbmc9wPjwuxA5

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ammar-campanajjar-for-congress-1

I just donated

Edited to add Nate McMurray's info - I've adopted him since his run in 2018- I'm going to keep boosting him incessantly here- His special election will be in April, and we can push him over the edge- he came to less than 0.5% last time:

https://votemcmurray.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nate.mcmurray27/

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nate-mcmurray-1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:20 AM

35. He really should pay back the taxpayers for the months he was in Washington

collecting a paycheck.......................this is outrageous

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