Good morning, California. Ben Christopher here, sitting in for Dan Morain, who will be back later this week.
“I fought for warriors like Clint Lorance, Eddie Gallagher and Matt Golsteyn that were treated unjustly by an abusive military justice system. I will always be proud to stand with the men and women who protect our freedoms.” — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, using his resignation letter from Congress to champion the three members of the armed services who were pardoned by President Trump for war crimes. Hunter, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, will step down on Jan. 13.