Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) has been a black eye for Republicans ever since he was elected.
He had barely won his election when fraud accusations were levied against him.
Now he has been indicted again, and some House Republicans are finally saying that enough is enough.
Time to Go
On Tuesday, Santos was officially indicted on federal charges, which were in addition to a previous indictment including conspiracy, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and credit card fraud.
His former treasurer has already pleaded guilty to charges and backed up the charges on the indictment of Santos.
The new charges alleged that Santos used individuals' personal credit card information to make unauthorized charges in support of his political campaign. He is now facing 10 charges in all.
Now House Republicans want him gone.
Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-N.Y.) is leading the charge, calling Santos a “stain” on the House and the state of New York.
Santos responded, “If they want to be judge, jury, and arbitrator of the whole goddamn thing, let them do it.
“They just want to silence the people of the 3rd Congressional District.”
I am all for due process, but I have been for removing Santos from the start due to a false resume that was presented to voters during the election.
Now we are in a position where Republicans could lose a key vote when they need it most for Speaker as well as legislation to assist Israel, spending, and the border.
Had Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) done the right thing and ordered an expedited hearing, we may not be in this position, but it is just one more example of his failed leadership in the caucus.
D’Esposito even pointed to this, stating, "I know that Ethics has been a little busy, but, you know, it’s time that we see some results.”
I agree… Santos has been a fraud from the outset and there is no way this investigation should have taken this long to complete. From my vantage point, this was an open and shut case.