April 07, 2016

Vaping congressman accused of spending over $1000 of campaign funds on video games on Steam

Rebel Staff
 

Representative Duncan Hunter is known for his vaping in the House of Representatives, and earlier this week was accused of being a hardcore gamer.

According to Gamespot, the Federal Election Commission is questioning Hunter about 68 different charges, including $1,302 for video games on a platform known as Steam.

The $1,302 in charges on his 2015 campaign finance disclosure were registered as "personal expense” to be paid back.

The expenses started on October 13 and continued until December 16 and were not paid back during that period.

The congressman's spokesperson claims that it was in fact Hunter's son who used his credit card to purchase a game, followed by several unauthorized charges.

The spokesperson added that Hunter is working on getting the charges reversed before he pays back the campaign account.

In the past, Hunter has defended violent video games. In an opinion piece for Politico he wrote, “With fingers pointing in nearly every direction, video games are often, but wrongly, identified as a catalyst for violence.

"The narrative that children and young adults today stare at television and computer screens, developing lethal skills through first-person gaming experiences, disingenuously portrays video games as having a corrosive influence. The problem with this rationale is that it conveys an image that America’s youth are incapable of discerning right from wrong, which simply is not true.”


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commented 2016-04-07 13:54:44 -0400
Vaping is the best way to keep hoping you’ll survive smoking. I’ve tried it but still kept caughing and I’ve finally quit it all with Simpleguided smoking plan. I’ve been clean for years.
commented 2016-04-07 11:58:24 -0400
He’s just another Do as I say not as I Do person…. Fire his ass.
commented 2016-04-07 11:47:51 -0400
vaping and video games…hmm…better drug test this congressman. hell… drug test all of them.
commented 2016-04-07 11:45:27 -0400
“The narrative that children and young adults today stare at television and computer screens, developing lethal skills through first-person gaming experiences”
wee bit of a difference from being an armchair commando with a digital sniper rifle to jamming your jagkommando in an enemy’s throat in hand to hand fighting.
just sayin’