Republican Representative George Santos of New York is seeking reelection, despite a recent 13-count indictment for financial crimes.
In the wake of the Santos indictment, other GOP members are saying they will not support or endorse Santos in a bid for reelection.
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California said he will not support Rep. George Santos for reelection.
Santos Loses Support
"No, I’m not going to support him," McCarthy said.
McCarthy said that Santos "has a lot going on" and has "other things to focus on in his life than running for stuff."
McCarthy has said that he will not call on Santos to resign until he has been convicted of the charges.
"If a person is indicted, they’re not on committees," McCarthy said. "They have a right to vote, but they have to go to trial."
"He was already removed from all his committees," said House Majority Leader Steve Scalise.
"In America, there is a presumption of innocence, but they’re serious charges. He’s going to have to go through the legal process," Scalise added.
Breitbart News reported:
Santos, a freshman member of Congress representing a portion of Long Island, is facing 13 charges total, according to an unsealed indictment announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.
They include three counts of money laundering, seven counts of wire fraud, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false statements to the U.S. House.
Since joining Congress, Santos has come under mounting scrutiny for fabricating substantial portions of his resume, which he misleadingly touted while running for office.
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