Marine Corps Sends Legal Warning To Indicted GOP Rep: Stop Using Our Emblem In Your Campaign Mailers

NBC News reports:

The Marine Corps has issued a cease and desist letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., for using the official Marine Corps emblem and phrase on campaign mailers that link his likely 2020 opponent and two Democratic congresswomen to terror.

In a letter to Hunter obtained by NBC News, the Marine Corps Trademark Licensing Office tells the congressman, “It has come to our attention that your campaign is using the official USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor (Emblem) and the phrase ‘No Better Friend, NO Worse Enemy’ (Phrase) as an integral part of your political campaign.”

The mailer, which some have already called Islamophobic, is written in Hunter’s voice and targets Ammar Campa-Najjar, who ran against Hunter in 2018 and plans to run again in 2020, and Democratic House members Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.