City Attorney Jan Goldsmith on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s resignation

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Rep. Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty this week to a federal felony count for misusing $250,000 in campaign funds, announced Friday his impending resignation from Congress will take place sometime “after the holidays.”

Hunter, R-Alpine, who faces a potential five-year prison sentence, previously stated in a television interview that he would step down and that there would be a “seamless transition to whoever takes this seat next,” but Friday afternoon’s announcement provided a clearer timeline for his resignation.

“Shortly after the holidays I will resign from Congress,” his statement read. “It has been an honor to serve the people of California’s 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years.”

Hunter, who had planned to seek another term in the November 2020 election, is scheduled to be sentenced March 17.

Jan Goldsmith, Former Superior Court Judge and City Attorney, was in studio to discuss what this resignation means for the district and the House moving forward.

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