Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations on Tuesday, admitting that he used straw donors to illegally funnel money to failed Senate candidate Wendy Long (R-NY) in 2012.
“I deeply regret my conduct,” D’Souza said in court. “I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids.”
D’Souza’s confession, which was likely made in an attempt to avoid jail time — he faced two years in prison and a $250,000 fine — must come as a great shock to many Republicans. After all, when news of the charges first broke, many on the right were convinced that they were merely the latest example of President Obama’s egregious abuse of power.
Here are five right-wingers who look really, really dumb today: