NY-03 Constituent: McCarthy Must Immediately Hold Vote To Expel Santos in Light of 13-Count Federal Indictment
McCarthy’s Continued Protection of Santos Indicative of how Extreme the MAGA Agenda Is
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following extensive reporting and a federal investigation into Rep. George Santos’s alleged lies and resume fabrications, it was revealed today that Santos has been charged with 13 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and making false statements to the House.
Despite pressure from constituents and local and national advocacy groups, including Courage for America, McCarthy has thus far refused to hold a vote to expel Santos, even as evidence of his lies and corruption continued to be brought to light. Santos has already filed paperwork to run for re-election to New York’s third congressional district.
Courage for America councilmember and Santos constituent, Danielle Hindieh, issued the following statement in response:
“The people of NY-03 are now represented by a man who has been placed in federal custody and charged with over a dozen crimes. Speaker McCarthy’s choice to willfully ignore extensive evidence is a clear indication of his ethical and moral bankruptcy as a leader and his single-minded determination to conserve political power at all costs. As a former teacher and proud member of this community, I am standing up for my fellow New Yorkers and demanding that McCarthy hold a vote to expel Santos from Congress immediately.”
In February, nearly 50 of Santos’s constituents traveled from NY-03 to Capitol Hill with Courage for America and Concerned Citizens of NY-03, where the group held a press conference with Reps. Dan Goldman (NY-10) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) and delivered a petition signed by nearly 1,500 constituents calling on Speaker McCarthy and Republican leadership to hold a vote to expel Santos from the chamber.
PHOTOS from Courage for America and NY-03 constituents’ DC press conference and petition delivery in February
All photos are free for use with credit to Courage for America