Last Saturday, Rep. Duncan D. Hunter admitted to a Ramona audience that he is guilty of the same actions that caused Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher to be charged with war crimes - namely, posing with dead bodies, reports the TIMES of San Diego.
At a border-issues forum with his father, former Rep. Duncan L. Hunter, the younger Hunter said:
“Eddie did one bad thing that I’m guilty of too — taking a picture of the body and saying something stupid.”
Hunter noted that he took pictures “just like that when I was overseas.”
“But a lot of my peers … have done the exact same thing.”
Event moderator Dan Summers asked Hunter, “With Memorial Day coming on Monday, what would it mean to you for President Trump to pardon Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher? What should we know about this case, and why is it so important?”
Hunter replied that he “absolutely” wanted to see President Trump pardon Gallagher a pardon.
However, Hunter also took the opportunity to bash the military justice system, saying that the American people should “see how disgusting the military justice system is when it’s run by lawyers and bureaucrats [who] go after the war-fighter.”
“...our regular justice system is just as abusive as the military justice system. It’s not about justice.”