Hunter Says He Will Plead Guilty to Corruption Charges
Just another day, just another corrupt Republican leaving office. When did “Grifter” become a GOP litmus test?
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter plans to plead guilty on Tuesday to the misuse of campaign funds and has indicated he will leave Congress.
The California Republican is facing federal corruption charges he looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses.
He told KUSI television in San Diego in an interview that aired Monday that he is changing his plea to protect his three children from going through a very public trial.
“I think it would be really tough for them,” he said. “It’s hard enough being the kids of a public figure. I think it’s time for them to live life outside the spotlight.”