Many within the House Republican leadership have become overly critical of Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) ever since it was revealed that he had lied about his background throughout his campaign.
GOP leaders across New York have specifically been pushing for Santos to be resigned as well as for him to potentially be punished for any violations associated with his lies about his personal, academic and professional background.
Santos however has so far refused to consider resigning. In fact, he has said that his job in the House of Representatives was to serve the people, not the party.
Nassau County Republican Chairman Joseph Cairo, freshman Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-N.Y.), and other officials took the chance during a Wednesday press conference to once again call on Santos to resign over his lies. They further added that following these revelations Santos did not have a “place in the Nassau County Republican Committee” and he should not be allowed to continue working as an elected official or in public service. Cairo specifically went as far as to say that Santos was “disgraced” and that those in Nassau County did not consider him to be one of their Congresspeople.
D’Esposito, who was the first House member to push for Santos’ resignation, has noted that currently his position has been damaged because of the lack of Trust. Similarly Rep. Nick Langworthy (N.Y.), chairman of the New York GOP, also called for Santos to resign and even said that new leadership should be elected.