Home Republicans have an enormous drawback as they demand a felony investigation into Congressman-elect George Santos
A New York state legislature has requested the Justice Department to investigate Rep. Elect George Santos (R-NY).
The Long Island Press reported:
Nassau County Legislature Josh Lafazan (I-Woodbury) said he has submitted a letter to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York requesting a federal investigation into Santos’ finances and campaign activities, which are reported in A New York Times investigation released Monday called into question. Lafazan has also asked that the House Ethics Committee conduct an investigation.
“Yesterday, I joined forces with leaders from across District 3 to call on Mr. Santos to answer for his past fraudulent behavior and resign immediately,” Lafazan said. “However, in the 24 hours since, Mr Santos has chosen not to refute a single allegation. He has remained silent, shielded from his lawyer and hidden from the public. In fact, no one can answer this one simple question: where is Mr. Santos?”
House Republicans hold a tiny four-seat majority. GOP majority will be reduced by 25% if Santos is impeached or forced to resign. House Republicans are only a few scandals or unforeseen events away from losing their majority.
Santos has become a significant problem for House Republicans. Rep. Elect Santos has disappeared and he has offered no explanation for the New York Times story.
The scandal is building. Republicans will back Santos because they need his vote, but if he has to resign or is impeached, it will be a major blow to the GOP House majority.
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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