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.”
But Hunter said the trips flagged by the Justice Department as personal vacations paid for with campaign funds “were fundraisers,” and that he and his wife are innocent of the accused wrongdoing.
“That’s how we campaigned and tried to raise money, is by travelling, having dinners, meeting people,” Hunter told Fox’s Martha MacCallum.
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