Rep. George Santos, who lied about a significant portion of his resume and life narrative, would be expelled from Congress if found to have violated campaign finance regulations, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer announced on Sunday.
Comer stated on CNN’s State Of The Union show, “He’s a nasty guy. Neither I nor any other member of Congress can decide whether he can be expelled for lying. If he now violates campaign finance laws, he will be expelled from Congress.”
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He stated on Thursday that he would only relinquish his New York City-area seat if he loses the upcoming election.
More than a dozen Republican politicians, most of whom are from the newly elected congressman’s district, which includes portions of Queens and Long Island, have demanded his resignation.
At least six of his fellow Republican New York state representatives have called for him to resign. Santos’ fate will be decided by the Ethics Committee and voters, according to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Representative Dan Goldman said he wrote a letter on Sunday to McCarthy, Representative
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Elise Stefanik, the Republican conference chairwoman, and Dan Conston, the head of the Congressional Leadership Fund, a House Republican fund-raising organization, in response to a New York Times report that they were aware of Santos’ fabrications prior to the November election.
He advised them to cooperate with any ethics probe into the incident. Goldman wrote in his letter, It is one thing for a candidate like Santos to use a web of lies to convince folks to support him.
However, it is an entirely other matter if the highest levels of Republican leadership were aware of Mr. Santos’ campaign deceit and chose to be complicit. McCarthy, the office of Stefanik, and the Congressional Leadership Fund did not respond to calls for comment immediately.