George Santos seems to be charging for excursions of the Capitol

George Santos is not yet a member of the House of Representatives, but his machinations appear to have begun.

It appears that @Santos4Congress charges fees for tours of the Capitol and for donors attending its swearing-in ceremony. Possibly a violation of the Hatch Act?

— Parker Krex (@ParkerKrex) December 30, 2022

Santos is already under criminal investigation for cheating voters in New York’s Third Circuit. A tour of the Capitol grounds by Team Santos isn’t something people/voters typically pay for. Tours of the Capitol are free.

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Also, watching the swearing-in ceremony is not a premium event that requires a political donation.

As the front-runner for Least Surprising Story of 2023, George Santos is already monetizing his congressional career.

The House Republican caucus has its fair share of con men, celebrity seekers and charlatans, but George Santos is quickly moving to the front of the pack. Much like Madison Cawthorn, Santos appears to be using his election to Congress as an opportunity to live the high life, and like the soon-to-be-plagued former Rep. Cawthorn, George Santos’ House career may be short.

Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.

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