U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Alpine Republican fighting charges of misusing campaign funds, appeared to suggest in a speech to a women's group that his election opponent is a "radical Muslim" and part of an attempt by Islamists to infiltrate the federal government.
"He changed his name from Ammar Yasser Najjar to Ammar Campa-Najjar so he sounds Hispanic," Hunter said Monday night, according to audio of the event recorded by Ken Stone of the Times of San Diego.
"He just changed it again; he added a Joseph in there," Hunter can be heard saying on the audio recording. "So his signs could actually say Joseph Campa or, or something. That is how hard, by the way, that the radical Muslims are trying to infiltrate the U.S. government. You had more Islamists run for office this year at the federal level than ever before in U.S. history."