Rep. Hunter Ordered To Remove Marine Logo From Islamophobic Mailers
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Photo by Alexander Nguyen
The U.S. Marine Corps is demanding Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, remove a Marine logo from Islamophobic flyers targeting his opponent and two other members of Congress. The two others were also recently targeted by President Trump.
In at least one of the mailers for his campaign, Hunter, a retired Marine major, includes the line “Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ammar Campa-Najjar ... these three radical Democrats want you to forget their anti-semitism or family-terrorist ties! But as a Marine, I’ll never forget the 1983 Beirut Bombings and the 1972 Olympic Murders!”
The second is a reference to his Democratic opponent from 2018, Ammar Campa-Najjar, and an unproven charge that Hunter continues to make that the Democrat's grandfather was tied to the Munich Olympics attack.
The Marine Corps issued a letter telling Hunter to stop using the Marine Corps symbol and logo in all campaign materials.
The Marines said using the trademarked emblem would imply the Corps endorses a candidate or a position.
The Hunter campaign said it will comply.
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