Duncan Hunter to resign from Congress
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Dec. 3 in San Diego, California. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) announced his resignation from Congress on Friday, three days after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds.
The state of play: Hunter's exit also comes a day after the House Ethics Committee instructed him to stop voting in light of his guilty plea. Hunter's plea agreement said he and his wife spent over $150,000 of campaign funds on personal expenses, including meals and luxury vacations, per CBS News.
“Shortly after the Holidays I will resign from Congress. 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.”— Duncan Hunter's statement on Friday, per CNBC