Breaking down Duncan Hunter’s empty congressional seat

Breaking down Duncan Hunter's empty congressional seat

SAN DIEGO — Rep. Duncan Hunter’s time in office officially ends Monday, January 13. Hunter wrote a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom last week saying that he planned to resign from Congress.

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Hunter pleaded guilty before a federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to misusing $150,000 in campaign funds for his own personal expenses. Now, Hunter faces a possible five-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced March 17. 

Gov. Newsom announced last week his seat in Congress will remain empty until 2021.

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Political analyst Laura Fink and attorney and media commentator Wendy Patrick provide analysis on the empty congressional seat and articles of impeachment.

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