You know you’re having a bad day when the United States Marine Corps sends you a cease and desist letter.
GOP Representative Duncan Hunter (CA-50), already feeling heat with regard to alleged extramarital affairs paid for with campaign funds, got legal word from the USMC to stop putting its logo on his mailers. An early Trump fan, he was jumping on the anti-Ilhan Omar (MN-05), anti-Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) bandwagon with a recent mailer attacking his own challenger, Ammar Campa-Najjar. Hunter is certainly an OIF and OEF veteran. He was an artillery officer, having been commissioned around 2002. We talk about the intersection of military service and electoral politics around here–and this situation is some eyebrow-raising overlap.
Here’s Briget Naso’s tweet with an image of the envelope:
Reaction to Congressman Duncan Hunter’s latest controversial mailer. @NBC7SanDiego at 5pm pic.twitter.com/ycj2Jfm02P
— Bridget Naso (@BridgetNaso) July 17, 2019
h/t to Eli Rosenberg’s WaPo article