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Embattled New York Congressman George Santos to step off committees as controversies swirl

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nation's capitol has become a clown show to Americans, and amid the soap opera called the federal government, a newly-elected Congressman vital to GOP majority is stepping off committee assignments to deal with his many controversies.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s capitol has become a clown show to Americans, and amid the soap opera called the federal government, a newly-elected Congressman vital to GOP majority is stepping off committee assignments to deal with his many controversies.

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George Santos was elected to Congress last year in New York’s 3rd District. It turns out, George may be a Georgette in his spare time.  Also, he may really be from Brazil, connected to Russian Oligarchs funding his campaign, and just might have embellished his resume so profusely that lawmakers want him banned and to make it a crime to lie like he allegedly has. He is the butt of every other meme you see on the internet these days. He does the daily perp walk to Congress, chased by the media, shouting questions at him.  Yet, George, who mostly avoids the media in-person, keeps hitting back with snappy tweets. A few days ago, he proclaimed the media’s “attempt to smear me fails.”

However, George has now told House Speaker Kevin McCarthy he is stepping off his committee assignments. George is vital to the Republican party’s slim lead in the House of Representatives. Democrats are eager to oust him, and even some fellow Republicans want him gone.

Just today, U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) issued the following statement after public reporting revealed U.S. Rep. George Santos (NY-03) would be removing himself from his House committee assignments:

“Why is he stopping there? Half-measures like voluntarily taking himself off his committee assignments are not good enough for the people of New York’s third congressional district, or for the American people. Rep. Santos has time and time again proven himself to be a habitual liar who willfully and knowingly defrauded the voters – and potentially engaged in criminal activity – to reach elected office. He was a disgrace yesterday. He’s a disgrace today. And he’ll be a disgrace tomorrow. He should resign from office immediately.”

(PHOTO: George Santos. Image via georgeforny.com)

Will the pressure on George eventually lead to ousting him from Congress?  The path there seems inevitable, but maybe George has the stones to stick it out and vindicate himself.

 

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