Thom Tillis says Cunningham’s sexting scandal warrants military ‘disciplinary action’

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North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis slammed his Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham Tuesday for not telling the entire story about his sexual messages to a woman who is married to a combat veteran and the possibility Cunningham’s actions could warrant military disciplinary procedures against Cunningham.

Cunningham, a former North Carolina state senator and Army reservist officer, exchanged explicit text messages with Arlene Guzman Todd, a Los Angeles public relations executive.

The North Carolina Democrat, who is married with two children, apologized on Saturday and stated he had no plans to drop out of the race. However, Tillis, who is lagging behind Cunningham by 6 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average, said his opponent should be held accountable.

“Cal is trying to finesse it as an errant text. But we now have a second report. And I think Cal owes the people of North Carolina a full explanation. On the debate stage last week, Cal said it’s about integrity, and I agree,” Tillis said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.

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