Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pretended to cross the Mexico border, and in the process got called out by his Democratic challenger, Ammar Campa-Najjar.
Najjar said that if Hunter was crossing the border that it would be violating his parole.
“The congressman and his wife, who at times also served as his campaign treasurer, were indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2018 and pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment days later. They were released on $15,000 bond. He will face trial later this year,” a report from Roll Call said. Adding that his bond “forbids him from traveling outside the continental United States.”
“It looks pretty tough to cross. Let me see if I can do it,” Hunter said in a video posted on Twitter, promoting his defense for a border wall.
Late night ride-along with U.S. Border Patrol in Yuma, AZ. pic.twitter.com/azbsFCKvaVADVERTISEMENT
— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) April 18, 2019
“In another shot behind the vehicle barrier, Hunter says, ‘This is why we need a wall. This is why Trump is right. This is what we need to get rid of and expand upon to secure this country,'” the report said.
Campa-Najjar said that he was pulling a political stunt, reported Times of San Diego.
“Either way, why isn’t he in the district during recess like everyone else?” she said.
“What [Hunter] crossed was a vehicle barrier,” Border Patrol spokesman Vincent Dulesky said. “That is approximately 75-100 feet from the border — the border is actually the river that’s west of that.”
“Can Hunter’s spokesperson please show Hunter a map? He was the one who falsely advertised he was 15 meters from Mexico. He also needs to be shown the Colorado River, which is a secondary barrier he’d need to cross to actually get to Mexico,” Campa-Najjar said.