Opinion: Duncan Hunter’s guilty plea is a win for the ‘witch hunt’

It looks like a “witch hunt” has found another witch.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), embattled over allegations of misusing campaign funds to pay for family trips, personal clothes (allegedly masked as a donation to a veterans group) and trysts with at least five women, is slated to appear in federal court in San Diego on Tuesday morning to change his not guilty plea.

Much like the president he admires, Hunter referred to the investigation into his campaign spending — led in part by The Times’ sister paper the San Diego Union-Tribune — as “fake news” and “a witch hunt.”

And yeah, he said it was the “deep state” seeking to bring him down.

So it looks like this “witch hunt” by the “deep state” and relayed as “fake news” will bring about a real political — and legal — consequence.

And remove a stain from Congress.

Article URL : https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-12-02/duncan-hunter-guilty-plea-witch-hunt