SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (AP) -- Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, best known for his advocacy on behalf of the military, launched a longshot bid for the presidency Thursday in this early voting state.Yeah, good luck with that.
"Let's begin this race for the American presidency and let's win," Hunter, said, wrapping up 25 minute speech.
Hunter has been a familiar face on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon. Until Democrats took control of Congress this month, he was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the powerful panel that oversees military policy.So he's a supporter of the ridiculous fence idea and he supports covering up crimes. Sounds like the right man for the job to me. . .NOT!
However, Hunter is little known outside of Congress and his San Diego district. He is a strong opponent of illegal immigration who wants fences extended along the U.S.-Mexico border and supports the prosecution of smugglers bringing illegal immigrants across the border.
Last week, Hunter filed a bill calling for a congressional pardon of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who are both serving more than a decade in prison for shooting a Mexican drug dealer as he fled, then covering up the crime.
I guess I'm just feeling a little sarcastic this morning. . .