The embattled freshman Congressman from Long Island is refusing to step aside even those party leaders in his district demand he leave his seat.
The Nassau County Republican Party is calling on Congressman George Santos to resign.
“He has no place in the Nassau County Republican Committee, nor should he serve in public service, nor as an elected official.”
It marks the most significant move from members within his own party to call for the lawmaker to give up his seat.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said the county will not do any business with Santos, and said Congressman Anthony D’Esposito has agreed to take any calls related to the 3rd Congressional District.
One by one, leaders of Nassau’s Republican Party called on one of their own to resign immediately.
The calls for Santos’ resignation come after repeated lies about his personal, professional and religious backgrounds.
But Santos, who is in Washington, is refusing. Instead, he’s taking to Twitter to say he remains committed to serving the people of the district, not his party or politicians.
Meanwhile, officials say it’s the politicians within his party who are now left to pick up the pieces.
“Any federal constituent calls that come into the County Executive’s office will now be referred to Congressman Anthony D’Esposito,” said Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.
Cairo plans to change the vetting process. He says all funds donated to the Nassau County Republican Committee for Santos have been returned – this as multiple investigations into his campaign finances are underway.
“I remember specifically that he said he was a star on the Baruch volleyball team and they won the league championship,” he said.
Meanwhile Santos has people defending him including House Speaker McCarthy who said the voters chose him. The Chair of the Queens GOP Committee also says right now it’s allegations and Santos has a right to due process.
Santos was sworn into Congress early Saturday morning, but on Tuesday, he received his first House Ethics Committee complaint from sitting members for “failing to file timely, accurate, and complete financial disclosure reports.”
“He has been put on notice that he’s the target of an Ethics complaint on the part of two of his colleagues. The million dollar question is where did all of the money come from?”