From the North County Times:
“I don’t think I can overstate the damage that Mr. Cunningham did to the institution of government,” U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, said Monday. “The damage done by Randy Cunningham was deep and broad.”
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said: “I know of no reason at this time that would make a commutation of the sentence appropriate.”
Nice to see that corruption isn’t a partisan issue.
But wait! Someone’s missing here. Who could it be?
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Border Fence. Hunter is the dean of San Diego’s congressional delegation, who is retiring from office and bequeathing his seat to his son, also named Duncan Hunter. The elder Hunter recruited Cunningham for Congress, taught him how to sing and dance, got the evangelicals to back Duke.
Duncan’s already forgiven Duke, and thinks all Good Christians should too.
“I think that as Christians, if we can forgive our enemies, we can certainly forgive our friends. So I didn’t run away from Cunningham,” he told the LA Times.
Of course, Duncan doesn’t have the grace in his heart to forgive criminals. Except for his friend Duke.