Corruption

Remember Personal Responsibility?

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

How does Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) plan to fight the overwhelming number of charges against him?

It appears he plans to get divorced.

“I’m saying when I went to Iraq in 2003 the first time I gave her power of attorney and she handled my finances throughout my entire military career and that continued on when I got to Congress since I’m gone five days and home for two,” he said to Fox News’ Martha McCallum. “She was also the campaign manager. So whatever she did, that will be looked at, too, I’m sure. But I didn’t do it.

You think you know what pathetic looks like, and then you see this and it completely moves the goal posts.

The charging documents that lay out over 60 counts of various fraud make it clear that Duncan Hunter's wife was heavily involved in their scheme, but they don't absolve him. She didn't force him to claim that his golf shorts were actually for wounded veterans, or that his vacation in Italy was actually an official visit to a local Navy base.

Hunter is a congressman who has continuously called on the poor to take responsibility for themselves and live within their means, but he couldn't manage that on a salary of $174-fucking-thousand dollars. And members of Congress only work for about 120 days each year and spend the other 2/3rds of the year on recess.

Duncan Hunter is a piece of shit.

  • muselet

    Duncan Hunter’s brilliant plan to get out of trouble over misusing campaign funds is to underbus his wife?

    I wonder what his fellow Marines think of this display of honor and courage.

    –alopecia

  • Nefercat

    And how long until trump start yapping and tweeting about what a fine person Hunter is and how this is all a witch hunt and how he’ll just have to pardon the poor man?

  • mnpollio

    Hmmm…this must be the new Republican duck-and-cover technique – blame the spouse. Wasn’t that the same thing the POS Virginia Republican did a few years ago (cannot recall his name off hand)?

  • David Greenberg

    Shame and hypocrisy— not in the republican dictionary.

    • Mark Cleary

      Hypocrisy is the first requirement for membership.

  • Aynwrong

    “…to claim that his golf shorts were actually for wounded veterans,”
    https://media.giphy.com/media/T9r6NBDWNPRjq/giphy.gif