(PatrioticPost.com)- A military combat veteran whose marriage was destroyed by an extra-marital affair between his wife and Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham has called on the congressional hopeful to drop out of the race.
A new report suggests that Jeremy Todd, an army vet who served for 19 years and experienced a spine injury during a paratrooper hump at Fort Bragg, has called on Cunningham to leave the Senate race after the affair with his wife was revealed. Arlene Guzman Todd admitted recently to having an affair with the Democratic candidate after a conservative website revealed details about the sordid relationship.
Cunningham and Guzman Todd admitted that a series of sexually explicit text messages that were leaked to the public was real, and apologized for hurting one another’s families.
In a statement seen by The News & Observer, Jeremy Todd expressed his disbelief that Cunningham was still in the race and questioned whether a man with such bad judgment could be a good representative of the people.
“If elected, I can only imagine how misplaced his judgment would be for the people he’s charged to represent,” he said. “I firmly believe Mr. Cunningham should drop out of the Senate race and ask that his behavior and actions be reviewed under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.”
Such a move would be appropriate as Cal Cunningham serves on the Army Reserve. Cunningham also served at Fort Bragg at the same time as Jeremy Todd, between 2010 and 2016.
Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, extramarital affairs are prohibited. If the affair took place while Cunningham was on duty he could face consequences, and an investigation by the U.S. Army Reserve has already begun.
Whether or not he steps out of the race, the fact that the affair has been revealed is already likely to play a role. A scandal like this is extremely unlikely to gain any new voters, and is very likely to put people off – especially military veterans and people currently serving.