Rep. George Santos (R-NY) stepping down from committees is a sign that his legal troubles are mounting, and his time in Congress may soon be up.
The Associated Press reported:
Rep. George Santos of New York told his GOP colleagues on Tuesday that he will temporarily step down from both congressional committees, a move that comes amid a slew of ethical issues and one day after he met with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.
Santos has faced numerous calls for his resignation and faces multiple investigations by prosecutors over his personal finances, campaign swindles, and lies about his biography and family background.
Rep. Santos does not step down from his committee duties because of an ethics investigation in the House, or because of campaign finance violations.
There are ongoing criminal investigations into where George Santos got his money, and how hundreds of thousands of dollars ended up in his congressional campaign from shadowy sources.
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House Republicans are thrilled that they want to keep Rep. Santos’ vote, but they also want to hide it.
It does not matter whether Santos serves on committees or not. The story won’t go away as long as he stays home.
House Republicans joined George Santos at the hip. Santos will be the face of the Democratic campaign to take back the House of Representatives in 2024.
George Santos can’t hide from the law, and House Republicans can’t hide Rep. Santos in Congress.
Jason is the Managing Editor. He is also the White House press reporter and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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