logo

Congressman Duncan Hunter allegedly blames wife for campaign cash scandal

Rodolfo Vieira
Aug 24, 2018
08:30 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Duncan Hunter is allegedly blaming his wife, Margaret, for converting $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.

Advertisement

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, the Republican and his wife were accused of taking advantage of campaign money and filing false reports.

While speaking to Martha MacCallum on Fox News' "The Story," Hunter said that charges filed against him and Margaret were 'pure politics' and that many of the trips were 'fundraisers.'

According to him, that was the strategy that he opted for - traveling, having dinner and meeting people to convince them to donate their money to the campaign.

Please follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more.

Advertisement

MISTAKES WERE MADE

But, although he explained his process, he also admitted that his campaign made a few mistakes and there was some money spent by other people that shouldn' have been spent.

Still, Hunter claimed to have returned the money, a total of $60,000, before his last election, which was why he considered the whole situation as 'pure politics.'

Advertisement

FRAUDULENT REPORTS

During the conversation, the congressman was asked about a pair of shorts that he allegedly wanted to buy during his trip to Hawaii and didn't have any money with him at the time.

Hunter was accused of being influenced by his wife to buy the shorts at a golf shop and justify 'the purchase later as [golf] balls for the wounded warriors.'

Advertisement

PLAYING 'HOT POTATO'

The Republican denied knowing anything about it and said that his wife was the one responsible for handling the family's expenses when he was first deployed to Iraq in 2003 and that she continued to do so after he joined Congress.

"She handled my finances throughout my entire military career and that continued on when I got into Congress. She was also the campaign manager so whatever she did, that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure, but I didn’t do it.”

Duncan Hunter, Fox News, August 23, 2018

The case will now continue to be investigated and, for the time being, it has been announced by House speaker Paul Ryan that Hunter would be removed from the three House committees to avoid the 'spectacle of a debate.'

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Widowed Mom Learns Her Son Escapes Home Every Night, He Returns One Day with Bag Full of Cash – Story of the Day

April 11, 2022

Boy Hands Poor Widowed Mom a Box and Says, “Dad Told Me You Should Open This If We Need Help" – Story of the Day

March 23, 2022

Mel Gibson's Ex & Mom of His Kid Went Bankrupt after He Left ⁠— She Could Not Pay Debts & Had $10 in Cash

March 21, 2022

Man Stumbles upon a Headstone in the Woods and Sees His Childhood Photo on It – Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Woman Follows Little Girl Who Begs Strangers to Buy Her Last Pair of Boots near the Church — Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Wife Buys Easter Egg at Flea Market with Last $50, Husband Scolds Her until He Accidentally Opens It — Story of the Day

April 13, 2022

Widow’s Son Spends All Her Savings Thoughtlessly, Later Learns She Needs Expensive Operation – Story of the Day

April 27, 2022

Old Man Is Banned from Granddaughter’s Wedding after His Kids Finds Out He Works as a Janitor – Story of the Day

April 06, 2022

Husband Mocks Old Sofa His Wife Bought at Flea Market, Notices Its Zipper Minutes Later — Story of the Day

April 03, 2022

Woman Appears at Her Own Funeral and Terrifies Everyone — Story of the Day

September 26, 2022

Disabled Orphan Boy Watches Rich Man’s Mansion across the Lake, the Man Sees Him and Approaches – Story of the Day

March 20, 2022

Poor Widow Inherits $50K after Husband’s Death – Digs Deeper to Find His Alleged Hidden $10M

April 07, 2022

Poor Boy Pays for Old Lady's Groceries, His Granny Gets $230k to Pay for Treatment Days Later – Story of the Day

February 02, 2022

Rich Inventor Abandons Devoted Wife Who Saves Him from a Thief Later — Story of the Day

March 02, 2022