Despite admitting to lying about significant parts of his resume, Representative George Santos was officially sworn in on Saturday morning, but many of his constituents are calling on the Republican to step down.
George Santos, the 34-year-old Republican accused of lying about large swaths of his background and accomplishments, was sworn in as a member of the 118th Congress by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
“Now is the time to put political differences aside, stop the finger pointing, and start delivering results,” Santos said in a statement.
Santos was elected to serve as representative of New York’s Third Congressional District.
“I am committed to serving the people of New York’s 3rd Congressional District and finding solutions to solve tough problems,” Santos said. The work begins today, and I am determined to work with both Republicans and Democrats and support sound policy that will provide funding for local law enforcement, and reducing inflation.”
The Nassau County District Attorney’s office is launching an investigation into congressman-elect George Santos, amid growing calls for him to step down after lying about parts of his background.
It comes as constituents in New York’s Third Congressional District continue to call on Santos to step aside amid federal and local investigations.
“Everybody feels duped. He’s a liar. How can you believe anything he says.”
Santos faces a spiral of investigations from federal and local prosecutors into his campaign spending and lies about his family history, resume and education.
Initially, the victory by Santos, an openly gay Republican who flipped a Long Island House seat held by Democrats for a decade, was seen as one of his party’s bright spots in an otherwise underwhelming midterm election.
But as reports began to emerge that he had lied about having Jewish ancestry, a career at top Wall Street firms and a college degree, Santos turned into a distraction and embarrassment to the party as it prepares to take control of the House.