Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pay for $600 of airline fees to fly a family rabbit, one of the more colorful expenses to surface in an ongoing review of his practices.
Hunter’s staff told the Press-Enterprise newspaper that the House Office of Congressional Ethics questioned the pet expenses — offered as an example of over-reach by the agency.
The ethics office’s independence was nearly clipped this week as one of the first orders of business for the GOP-controlled House, until President-elect Donald Trump and others questioned the move.
Hunter has a long, proud history of using campaign funds to pay for anything and everything, and his constituents keep sending him back to Washington.
- FEC questions Duncan Hunter's video game charges
- Congressman repays $12,000 to campaign
- Hunter repaid funds spent on surf shop, garage door
- Ethics complaints highlight Hunter's Italy trip
- Hunter's campaign spent on groceries, gas
- Did Hunter campaign pay for his kids' school lunches? [How much do you want to bet Hunter votes to take away school lunches for other kids?]
- Hunter pushes Coast Guard to buy ship owned by donor
- Hunter's campaign expenses detailed: Nail salon, dentist, more
- Hunter repays campaign with loan brokered by long-ago murderer
- House ethics panel reviewing Duncan Hunter allegations
This is the perfect non-scandal in a world where being corrupt, incompetent, dishonest, and indifferent to human suffering is seen as being preferable to having liberal values.