The army reserve has launched an investigation into Democrat Senate candidate Cal Cunningham amid Cunningham’s sexting scandal.
Cunningham is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve and extramarital affairs are a violation of military code.
Army Reserve Command said in a statement “The Army Reserve is investigating the matters involving Lt. Col. James Cunningham. As such, we are unable to provide further details at this time.”
Fox News reported Cunningham issued a statement and said “Cal will participate in this process, but it does not change the stakes of this election or the need for new leaders who will fight for the issues North Carolinians care about instead of caving to the corporate special interests — which is exactly what Senator [Thom] Tillis has done in his years in Washington.”
In text messages to a friend, Arlene Guzman Todd, the woman Cunningham admits he was sexting in refers to at least one sexual affair.
Guzman Todd says “a few months back, I displayed a lapse in judgment by engaging in a relationship with Cal Cunningham during a period of marital separation. The relationship spanned several months and consisted primarily of a series of text exchanges and an in-person encounter.”
Cunningham apologized to the admitted sext messages in his first public appearance since the scandal broke.