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GOP Rep. Hunter Admits He's Taken Photo With Dead Enemy

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. (Bill Clark/AP)

Monday, 27 May 2019 09:17 PM

Defending a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine.

The Union-Tribune reports the Republican congressman made the comments during a town hall Saturday in his San Diego-area district.

Hunter has advocated for a pardon for Edward Gallagher, who is charged with stabbing to death a teenage Islamic State fighter under his care in Iraq in 2017 and then holding his reenlistment ceremony with the body.

Hunter told the audience he also posed for a photo next to a dead combatant but said he did not text it or post to social media.

He called the military justice system "corrupt."

Calls to Hunter's offices were not returned Monday.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine, defending a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes.
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