A bill aimed at stopping out Rep. George Santos (R-NY) from profiting off his campaign lies via book deals and speeches after leaving office has already won support from several of his Republican colleagues.
Scoop: New York Republicans join bill targeting George Santos https://t.co/w64Fxiv7H8
— Axios (@axios) March 1, 2023
The bill stops short of the more direct legislative rebukes from Democrats, including an expulsion resolution and a bill requiring congressional candidates to disclose more elements of their background, called the SANTOS Act.
The bill text is being circulated to members by Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-N.Y.), whose district borders Santos’ in Long Island. D’Esposito was the first Republican to call for Santos’ resignation.
Reps. Marc Molinaro (R-N.Y.), Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.) and Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.), who have called on Santos to resign along with other freshman Republicans from New York delegation, told Axios they are cosponsoring the bill.
As I’ve reported many times, Santos is currently under local and federal investigations. A resolution calling for his expulsion from Congress was filed in early February.
The first House Republican to call for Rep. George Santos’ resignation is taking it a step further, introducing a bill that would prevent the embattled New Yorker from profiting off his campaign lies. https://t.co/KhysK3mH7y
— POLITICO New York (@politicony) February 28, 2023