U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican recently charged with corruption charges against his wife, said Tuesday that he alone should be the focus of the media.
"Let My Wife Out, Let My Family Out," Hunter told San Diego's KGTV TV. You are not after my wife; they want to get me down, that's what they're up to. So let's put that in the arena and do it.
Hunter spoke with the station prior to a San Diego-based event "Women's Volunteers in Politics", which is part of the 50th Congressional District he represents.
Hunter's comments seemed to be a reversal of his earlier comments on Fox News about his wife and campaign manager Margaret's dealings with his finances.
"Well, whatever she did, you'll see," Hunter said, "but I did not do it. I have not spent money illegally, I have not used campaign funds. "
Hunter said in an interview that he had given his wife power of attorney when he was stationed as a Marine in Iraq in 2003, and that she handled his finances during his five terms
Both Duncan and Margaret Hunter were charged with abuse of at least $ 250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenditures last week, the hill pleaded, pleading not guilty.
Duncan told Fox News that He also paid $ 60,000 back to his campaign and that the allegations were "pure politics" ahead of November's midterm elections.
"My campaign made mistakes," Hunter told the network. "Money was spent on things, not for me, but for the election campaign, and I paid it back before my last election. "
The indictment alleged the alleged use of Wahlkam Paying for his children's private school, video games called dentistry, lavish dinners and movie tickets, in addition to traveling to Italy and Hawaii, according to Hill. The couple is also being accused of falsifying expense reports, KGTV reported.
Duncan and Margaret Hunter went to federal court last week with their own lawyers in San Diego to make their petitions and both went separate as well.
Margaret Hunter's lawyer, Thomas McNamara, did not respond immediately to phone and email messages on Friday.
In a statement, Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan called the indictment "deeply serious" and said Hunter would be removed from his committee duties, upcoming solution of the case
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said that Ryan Hunter should call for resignation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
In a statement, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan described the charges as "deeply serious" and said Hunter would be released from his committees until the case is resolved.
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Ryan should call Hunter's resignation
In a statement, Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan described the charges as "deeply serious" and said that Hunter would be removed from his committee settlements until the case was resolved is.
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Ryan should call Hunter to resign
In a statement, Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan described the indictment as "deeply serious" and said that Hunter would be released from his committees until the case is resolved ,
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Ryan should call Hunter to resign.