Rep. Duncan Hunter Removes Facebook Photo Posing with Alleged White Supremacist

Rebekah Sager
July 09, 2019 - 9:56 am

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Congressman Duncan Hunter now facing new allegations in San Diego after a controversial photo of the embattled Rep. surfaced on his Facebook page.

In the Fourth of July photo, Hunter appears to be standing next to a man holding his hand in an "OK" sign, which according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is used by white supremacists to symbolize white power.

The photo, published on July 4 and taken at a parade in Alpine, has since been removed from Hunter's Facebook page. 

According to the ADL, the man in the photo is an infamous far-right extremist with ties to several white supremacist groups. The man denies any connection to those groups. 

“Sometimes people want to walk with him and many times constituents want to take pictures with him, which he has always accommodated,” Hunter’s District Chief of Staff Mike Harrison told CBS News 8 via email. “Congressman Hunter has never supported or been accused of supporting white supremacy and if anyone were to espouse any such beliefs in a photo with Congressman Hunter they did so without his knowledge or consent.”