(LibertySociety.com) – After Representative George Santos (R-NY) won his seat in Congress, questions started to arise about his background. Several parts of his resume, including work history and education, have been exposed as lies, and even the lawmaker himself admitted to some falsehoods. More serious concerns surfaced when officials looked into his campaign finances, sparking requests for an investigation into any wrongdoings on his part. Several Republicans have since called for the new legislator to step down from his position amidst the controversy — a move Santos has repeatedly refused. However, one representative says Santos will be going through Ethics.
On January 10, New York Representatives Daniel Goldman and Ritchie Torres filed a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee against Santos. The lawmakers asked the group to investigate whether or not their new colleague violated the Ethics in Government Act. Goldman and Torres mentioned the timing and accuracy of his financial disclosures and the discrepancies in his resume and other claims as reasons for the inquiry.
Dan Goldman and I are filing a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee against George Santos for violating the Ethics in Government Act.
Santos must be held accountable for defrauding both Congress and the public. pic.twitter.com/lhcFAXuKp2
— Rep. Ritchie Torres (@RepRitchie) January 10, 2023
One week later, Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) appeared on “The Lead with Jake Tapper” to talk about various current issues, including the Santos drama. The host noted that many people within the party were asking for the New York congressman’s resignation, asking McCaul if he agreed with the sentiment. While the lawmaker wouldn’t go so far as to say Santos should resign, he did confirm the Ethics Committee will look into the matter. He also called the congressman-in-question an “imposter” who should have never been allowed to win a seat in the US Congress.
Meanwhile, the New York Post reported that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) assigned the representative to two committees in the Lower Chamber: the Small Business Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The NYP noted the fabrication of his financial background and education.
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