Pelosi calls for Hunter to resign

Pelosi calls for Hunter to resign

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for the resignation of Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) after he and his wife were indicted on charges of misusing at least $250,000 in campaign funds.

Pelosi said in a statement that the charges against Hunter are “evidence of the rampant culture of corruption among Republicans in Washington today.”

"Once again, one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE’s earliest supporters in Congress has broken the public trust and abused his position to enrich himself and his family,” she said. “Speaker Ryan must immediately call on Congressman Hunter to resign, and affirm that no one is above the law.”

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The Hill has reached out to Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanUnscripted Trump keeps audience guessing in Rose Garden Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE’s (R-Wis.) office for comment.

Hunter is accused of using the campaign funds to purchase trips to Italy and Hawaii and pay for his family's dental work, his children's tuition and international travel for nearly a dozen relatives, according to the Department of Justice.

Michael Harrison, a spokesperson for Hunter, told The Hill in an email earlier Tuesday that Hunter believes the indictment is “purely politically motivated.”

Hunter was the second member of Congress to endorse President Trump in 2016. The first was Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who earlier this month was arrested and charged with federal securities fraud.