California Congressman who spent campaign funds on video games resigns
Duncan Hunter is forced out of politics for embezzling funds from his campaign
A congressman from the state of California was involved in a legal matter as he was accused of using campaign funds to finance some personal affairs, including purchasing video games in Steam. Representative Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty back in December for stealing $250,000 from his campaign fund and, besides buying video games, it was also stated that he was buying flights for his rabbits. Hunter was also accused of using some of this money to finance extramarital affairs with five different women.
Based on some information shared by the San Diego Tribune, Hunter wrote a letter directed to Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, in which he stated his resignation as of January 13. “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,” said the letter Hunter wrote. He also talks about his pride since he “brought attention to inefficient military programs” and to have “worked to make sure our warfighters had the resources they needed to carry out their mission.” Besides all the funds he embezzled, Hunter was also recognized for constantly using a vaporizer during Congressional sessions.
This is a peculiar story, as it is not a commonplace that politicians make it to the news for their talents playing video games. If anything, they would be speaking about new legislation or the risks of too much playing, or even tagging video games as responsible for mass shootings. Some also wonder how it’s possible to spend $250,000 on games in Steam.