George Santos Says He Won’t Seek Reelection Following Scathing Ethics Report

3 months ago
George Santos Says He Won’t Seek Reelection , Following Scathing Ethics Report.
On Nov. 16, the House Ethics Committee released a report highlighting "grave and pervasive campaign finance violations and fraudulent activity," recommending action be taken against Santos.
Representative Santos sought
to fraudulently exploit every
aspect of his House candidacy for
his own personal financial profit, Via House Ethics Committee report.
He blatantly stole from his campaign.
He deceived donors into providing
what they thought were contributions
to his campaign but were in fact
payments for his personal benefit, Via House Ethics Committee report.
The representative, who has "pleaded not guilty
to 23 federal criminal charges," called the report
"a disgusting politicized smear," 'The Guardian' reports. .
I will NOT be seeking reelection for
a second term in 2024 as my family
deserves better than to be under
the gun from the press all the time, Rep. George Santos, via statement.
If there was a single ounce of ETHICS in
the ‘ethics committee’, they would have
not released this biased report.
The committee went to extraordinary
lengths to smear myself and my legal
team about me not being forthcoming
(my legal bills suggest otherwise), Rep. George Santos, via statement.
It is a disgusting politicized smear that
shows the depths of how low our federal
government has sunk. Everyone who
participated in this grave miscarriage of
justice should all be ashamed of themselves, Rep. George Santos, via statement.
New York Democrat Dan Goldman said that because of the report, Republicans "no longer have any fictional excuse to protect Santos in order to preserve their narrow majority.".
New House Speaker Mike Johnson
previously said that the disgraced representative deserves due process.
New House Speaker Mike Johnson
previously said that the disgraced representative deserves due process