Santos faces numerous controversies, such as “finances, campaign spending and fabrications on the campaign trail.”
Rep. George Santos (R-NY) refuses to resign despite facing demands from the Nassau County GOP and Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY) to do so in the face of many controversies:
When contacted by Fox News Digital on Wednesday morning, Santos said he had no comment. He later told reporters on Capitol Hill that he “will not” resign.
The Nassau County GOP held a press conference demanding Santos resign after numerous controversies such as “finances, campaign spending and fabrications on the campaign trail”:
The calls for Mr. Santos’s resignation mark the sharpest denunciation yet of the congressman’s behavior from Republicans after reporting in The New York Times uncovered that Mr. Santos had made false claims about his educational and professional background and raised questions about his business, his financial disclosures and his campaign expenses.
They also add to the mounting pressure facing Mr. Santos, who is currently the subject of inquiries by federal and local prosecutors over whether his financial dealings or lies on the campaign trail warrant criminal charges.
Then shouldn’t the majority of the government resign them? No, I’m not making excuses, but come on. How often does Brandon lie when he has a microphone in his hand?
Santos admitted he lied “about his educational background, his work experience and his investments.”
Santos represents the Third District, which makes up most of Nassau County:
“George Santos’ campaign last year, was a campaign of deceit, lies and fabrication,” Nassau County GOP Committee Chairman Joseph Cairo, Jr. said, while being joined by roughly two dozen GOP elected officials. ” He deceived the voters of the 3rd Congressional District. He deceived the members of the Nassau County Republican Committee, elected officials, his colleagues, candidates, his opponents and even some of the media.”
“His lies were not mere fibs,” Cairo went on to say. “He disgraced the House of Representatives. In particular, his fabrications went too far, many groups were hurt –specifically, I look at those families who were touched by the horrors of the Holocaust.” (Santos allegedly lied about his grandparents surviving the Holocaust.)
Cairo went on to call for Santos’ “immediate resignation” saying that the disgraced congressman is not welcomed at GOP headquarters in Nassau County.
“He has no place in the Nassau County Republican Committee, nor should he serve in public service, nor as an elected official,” Cairo said. “He is not welcomed here at republican headquarters, for meetings or any other events…we do not consider him one of our congress people. Today, on behalf of the Nassau County Republican Committee, I am calling him for his immediate resignation.”
Fellow freshman D’Esposito joined the county GOP:
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) January 11, 2023
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy admitted “he did not expect Mr. Santos to receive assignments for choice committees.” Majority Leader Steve Scalise told the media “that party leadership would handle questions over Mr. Santos ‘internally.'” He said the leadership has “concerns” about Santos. Others said:
Other rank-and-file Republicans have been more outspoken in their condemnations. Representative Nick LaLota, another first-term lawmaker representing parts of Long Island, called for a House ethics investigation last month. Representative Anthony D’Esposito, whose district includes parts of Nassau County, told NBC News on Tuesday that he supported an ethics investigation as well.
On Tuesday, Representative Dusty Johnson of South Dakota told CNN that he did not believe Mr. Santos should be seated on House committees “until we had a deeper understanding of exactly what went on in his campaign.”
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