Well that certainly took long enough.
Courtesy of ABC 10:
Days after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds, Congressman Duncan Hunter has announced he will resign from Congress.
Hunter, who represented the 50th District, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds for personal use. Though after the plea, it wasn’t clear if the embattled Congressman would resign.
“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,” Rep. Hunter said in a statement Friday.
Hunter faces a possible five-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced March 17.
This post actually replaces another that I wrote yesterday about Hunter’s refusal to resign even though he had been stripped of his ability to vote on bills in Congress.
In that post I wrote that there was pressure being applied to Donald Trump to pardon Hunter, and that it seemed he was waiting to see if it actually happened.
Let’s assume that it did not.