California Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) says in a new interview that his wife was responsible for his campaign’s spending, appearing to shift blame for potential wrongdoing to her as the two face charges for illegal use of campaign funds.
“She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did, that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure,” Hunter told Fox News on Thursday. “But I didn’t do it. I didn’t spend any money illegally.”
Look, standard marriage vows do not specifically mention criminal indictments. This is perfectly legitimate behavior for a member of the Family Values party.
Apparently Hunter didn’t get the Stand by Your Woman memo from his attorney.
The attorney added: “While there may be evidence of infidelity, irresponsibility, or alcohol dependence, once properly understood, the underlying facts do not equate to criminal activity; these allegations are, however, intended to embarrass and humiliate the congressman shortly before a crucial election, and also to alienate him from his wife, the only other person under investigation and his intended co-defendant.”
If so, it worked!