Embattled Rep. George Santos Steps Down from Committees Hours After Meeting with McCarthy

Rep. George Santos of New York informed his Republican colleagues on Tuesday that he is temporarily resigning from two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a slew of ethical concerns and a day after he spoke with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Numerous people have demanded that Santos quit, and he is the subject of multiple investigations by prosecutors into his personal and campaign funds and lying about his résumé and family history.

Santos was assigned to two rather low-profile panels, the House Committee on Small Business and to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stated that Santos “referenced the drama and everything surrounding the situation and he just felt like it was the appropriate thing to do.”

More on this story via The Western Journal:

Rep. Tom Cole said the decision was well-received from the GOP conference, saying “I think it was the appropriate thing to do and I was proud of him for getting up and doing this.”CONTINUE READING…

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