New York State Senator and Fabulist George Santos has become a “beating tool” used to damage Republicans in Congress, said a fellow New York Republican.
“He’s a beating tool that Democrats are using regardless of the truth,” said Mark Molinaro, who, like Santos, was elected to Congress last November. told Politico in an interview.
“They lie about us in relation to him, and he made us have to react to his very existence every day. House of RepresentativesInstead of devoting 100% of our time to important issues that concern Americans and the people who sent us to Washington. ”
Santos faces calls to resign from fellow New York Republicans voter in his Queens and Long Island neighborhoods.
Democrats Reportedly Plan to Tie New York republican to Santos trying to reverse losses in the state, including Santos in the 3rd District, which helped Republicans win the House of Representatives last November.
Another Republican New York freshman, Anthony Esposito, told Politico: “I seem to be talking about George Santos every time we have a conversation.”
In fact, the flames of controversy surrounding Santos have somewhat subsided. January and his February saw a series of revelations about him for the most part. made-up resume; his suspicious work and charity affairs, some under another name; his Claim About his family history and religious background.his collision Republicans and Founding figuresand even his alleged past brazilian drag queen.
Santos admitted embellishing his resume but denied any wrongdoing. claimed he won’t standhe recently Confirmed The House Ethics Committee plans to focus its investigation on his campaign finance filings and allegations of sexual misconduct by a former employee.
But even though Republican leaders, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, embraced Santos’ views, withdrawal From the commission’s assignment, they are not asking him to resign.
Santos supported McCarthy with 15 votes. It’s the role California lawmakers have to play with a small majority, and they’ve fallen prey to right-wing insurgencies.
Another New York Republican First Term, Nick LaRotaPolitico donors said they wanted or were afraid to hold Santos accountable. . [Santos] still in parliament. They deserve those answers. ”
He also said he had never been convicted or “punished or condemned” for any crime.
The latest Santos introduced His first bill seeks to raise the caps on state and local property tax deductions and is a reversal of measures imposed on New York under the last Republican president, Donald Trump.
Another New York Republican first term, Anthony Desposito, introduced A bill that would prevent Santos from profiting from book deals, speech payments and television appearances.
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