It was reported Tuesday that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) would resign one month after he was convicted of misusing campaign funds for personal reasons.
Hunter attempted to blame his wife for the funds, but he also spent the campaign dollars on five alleged mistresses, so it was unknown how his wife was responsible. Hunter's wife complained that it's incredibly difficult to live on $174,000 annually. After Hunter's arguments fell apart, he began negotiating a deal with prosecutors.
He ultimately pled guilty before the holidays in December. But it wasn't until Jan. 7 that he finally announced he would resign on Jan. 13, giving him a full month of pay after being convicted.
"His move to resign after Christmas probably means Hunter will collect one last full government paycheck. House members get paid monthly, on the last business day of each month," the Washington Post reported in December.
Hunter tweeted his resignation letter, saying it was a pleasure to serve.
The internet was quick to respond:
Weird that our super anti-corruption president hasn’t spent this last month calling for Duncan Hunter to resign sooner.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1578433611.0
@Rep_Hunter https://t.co/fNTZBq7hCO— Old School SciFi (@Old School SciFi) 1578439289.0
@Rep_Hunter Serve who?— Joel Manahan (@Joel Manahan) 1578437501.0
@Rep_Hunter Good riddance. That’s the nicest thing I can say.— MM Kimbrough 🇺🇸😷🧶 (@MM Kimbrough 🇺🇸😷🧶) 1578437070.0
@Rep_Hunter i can now focus full-time on using other people's money for my rabbit's plane tickets— helle woods (@helle woods) 1578437212.0
@Rep_Hunter Bye, Felicia. https://t.co/AjeolONaj6— Rora Borealis - Mask it or casket 🇺🇸 (@Rora Borealis - Mask it or casket 🇺🇸) 1578437268.0
@Rep_Hunter like vape in the wind— Joe LeMaster (@Joe LeMaster) 1578437325.0
@Rep_Hunter Don't let the door hit ya!— Tony From Long Island (@Tony From Long Island) 1578437668.0
@Rep_Hunter Ahahahhahaha....goodbye FELON.— Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🏴🇺🇲 (@Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🏴🇺🇲) 1578437052.0
@Rep_Hunter Get out now— Patrick Gallagher (@Patrick Gallagher) 1578438575.0
@Rep_Hunter The first Congressman to vape going to prison is a bit too predictable.... https://t.co/G2IafAfU9e— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@Noble Prize in Sarcasm) 1578438194.0