August 28, 2018 8:59 am -

Republican House candidate Omar Navarro, who is running against Rep. Maxine Waters in California’s 43rd Congressional District, is a truly special kind of stupid.

Back in December, Navarro tweeted:

The letter, it turns out, is a crude forgery, and Waters immediately called bullpuckey on the cheap stunt.

The letter, dated in June, is fake, riddled with spelling and grammatical errors (refugees is misspelled “refuges,” for instance). It also cites committees and subcommittees Waters does not serve on and includes a district office address that has not been used for nearly a decade.

Navarro told the L.A. Times that someone he didn’t know sent the letter to his campaign via Facebook — which apparently he deemed was a reliable enough source to pump the letter out on social media.

“I don’t know if it’s real or not, so I put it out there,” Navarro said.

Because vetting the letter through official sources is just so inconvenient! Maybe Navarro should have thought twice about that tweet:

The FBI and Capitol Police want to talk with Rep. Maxine Waters’ 2018 Republican opponent about a fake letter he posted to Twitter that falsely indicated the congresswoman wants to resettle tens of thousands of refugees in her Los Angeles district.

The Republican candidate, Omar Navarro, said he will meet with FBI agents at his California campaign office Wednesday at their request.

In December, Waters formally asked the FBI and Capitol Police to investigate the letter, which appears to be on Waters’ House office stationery and includes her signature.

It is a federal crime to impersonate a federal official and misuse a federal seal.

Navarro told The Times after Waters filed the December complaint that someone he did not know sent his campaign the letter on Facebook, and he did not vet whether it was real before putting it online.

“I don’t know why they are looking into me since I’m not the one who fabricated the letter,” Navarro said Monday.

They’re looking into you because you propagated and promoted a dirty political trick using a fake letter, dumbass!

‘Nuff said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.