Rep. Maxine Waters’ Republican challenger will speak with the FBI agents after he posted a fake letter that he said was from Waters.
Omar Navarro said he will talk with agents on Wednesday in his campaign office, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Waters asked the FBI to investigate the letter that falsely said she wanted to resettle tens of thousands of refugees in her district on the grounds that it is illegal to impersonate a federal official.
“I don’t know why they are looking into me since I’m not the one who fabricated the letter,” Navarro told the Times.
Despite saying he has not spoken with the person who created the letter since December, Navarro has not deleted the tweet.
According to this document, Maxine Waters wants more terrorists, like the one who bombed NYC, in California’s 43rd District. As Congressman of CA’s 43rd District, I will oppose such policies. #VoteNavarro2018https://t.co/vO8YUsyPp3 pic.twitter.com/k7ef0H20if— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) December 11, 2017
Navarro said there was a double standard for him and the California Democrat.
“Let’s get this straight I tweet a letter which says Maxine Waters wants to bring 41,000 Somali refugees,” he said. “I only tweet according to this document asking a question. Now the FBI is on me for her complaint. She threatens the president and his supporters and no investigation on her.”
Let’s get this straight I tweet a letter which says Maxine Waters wants to bring 41,000 Somali refugees. I only tweet according to this document asking a question. Now the FBI is on me for her complaint. She threatens the president and his supporters and no investigation on her.— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) August 27, 2018
Waters drew fire earlier this summer for calling for supporters to protest White House officials when they encountered them in public and refuse them service at establishments.
The letter included multiple errors, including listing committees on which Waters does not sit.
In December, Waters’ chief of staff Twaun Samuel called the letter a “forgery and a fake.”
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