Despite political pressure, George Santos isn’t resigning

George Santos
Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – State and local Republican leaders in New York are calling for the immediate resignation of their new GOP congressman George Santos.

Santos is facing multiple investigations by prosecutors over his personal and campaign finances and lies about his resume and family heritage.

Santos was swarmed by reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday and flatly rejected the call for him to resign, saying, “I will not.”

The chair of the Nassau County Republican Committee said that Santos’ “lies were not mere fibs” and that he had “disgraced” the U.S. House.

But the local party has no mechanism to remove Santos from office. Santos was sworn in to the U.S. House last week.

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1/11/2023 3:53:10 PM (GMT -6:00)

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