Rep. Duncan Hunter informs Speaker Paul Ryan he will step down from House committees
1:02 PM, Aug 23, 2018
(KGTV) - Rep. Duncan Hunter, who pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of campaign finances misuse, has asked to be removed from his committee assignments in Congress.
In a letter written to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Hunter requested that he be “temporarily removed” from the committee “in light of recent events.”
The letter reads:
In light of recent events, I am requesting to be temporarily removed from my positions on the House Committees on Armed Services, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure. I fully intend to resume my position as an active member of these committees upon a successful resolution of pending legal matters.
The charges against me are politically motivated and without merit. I intend to fight them fully. In the meantime, I look forward to quickly clearing my good name, and I will continue to represent the people of California’s 50th District.