NY Republicans Ask George Santos To Resign, He Says ‘No’

Nassau County Republicans have publicly asked embattled, admitted liar Rep. George Santos to resign from the House of Representatives due to his "campaign of deceit, lies and fabrication."
Rep George Santos (R-NY)

Nassau County Republicans have publicly asked embattled, admitted liar Rep. George Santos to resign from the House of Representatives due to his “campaign of deceit, lies and fabrication.”

“George Santos’s campaign last year was a campaign of deceit, lies and fabrication,” Nassau County Republican Chairman Joseph Cairo told reporters on Wednesday. “Today I am calling for his immediate resignation.”

The chairman of the New York state Republicans soon issued a statement agreeing with the Nassau County GOP.

Over the past few weeks, several media outlets have discovered numerous falsehoods from Santos ranging from his religion, his professional background and where he went to school. Santos has admitted the lies calling them mere “embellishments.”

But when reporters asked Santos, he was adamant about his decision to remain in office.

From The Hill:

“I will not,” Santos said to reporters in response to a direct question as he got on a Capitol elevator.

In a later statement, Santos said: “I was elected to serve the people of #NY03 not the party & politicians, I remain committed to doing that and regret to hear that local officials refuse to work with my office to deliver results to keep our community safe and lower the cost of living. I will NOT resign!”

The request from New York Republicans comes as Santos faces both local and federal investigations for possible ethics and campaign finance violations.

Plus, two Democratic House members from New York have filed a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has kept mum about Santos for weeks, but today he did respond to a question from CNN’s Manu Raju when asked if Santos would be assigned to any “key committees.”

McCarthy’s terse reply: “No.”