Aug. 21, 2018 – Hunter badly lost his way, seemingly becoming corrupt to the point of caricature. His once-promising political career is now in ruins as a result. A 47-page indictment released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego laid out how Hunter and wife Margaret had spent more than $250,000 in campaign donations for the personal benefit of the couple and their children from 2010 to 2017. The indictment makes the case for a staggering 60 criminal counts ranging from illegal use of campaign funds to conspiracy to wire fraud to falsifying records. Their purchases ranged from the banal — inexpensive Uber trips — to the preposterous — a $14,261 family vacation in Italy in late 2015.
If he had any honor at all, Hunter would resign as well. He has disgraced himself more thoroughly than his critics ever could. He doesn’t deserve the privilege of representing Californians in Congress.