George Santos, just a week away from declaring himself Ronald Reagan’s biological son, says he “will NOT resign!”
Republicans have long been known to tolerate all kinds of shameful behavior from their members—including but not limited to creating a video depicting the murder of their Democratic colleague and inciting a literal uprising. So it’s no surprise to reveal that the newly elected representative George Santos fabricated much of his bio—and likely violated campaign finance laws while running—was shrug of the shoulders and reality. make excuses for your lies. And even though the GOP leadership has suggested that they won’t do anything about any of this private talkNew York Republicans have other ideas.
In a major plot twist that builds on the GOP’s long history of welcoming the worst of the worst into its ranks, the Nassau County Republican Committee requested “resign immediately” on Wednesday, citing “a campaign of lies, lies and fabrications.” Speaking from party headquarters, the president Joseph Cairo that Santos “misled” voters, members of the Nassau County Republican Committee, elected officials, some media, and his opponents. “He has no position on the Republican Committee of Nassau County, nor should he serve the public good nor as an elected official,” Cairo said. “He is not welcome here at Republican headquarters for meetings or at any of our events. Like I said, he disgraced the House, and we don’t consider him one of our representatives.”
Of course, with Santos’ ability to shame, that’s pretty much a prerequisite to being able to make up a large part of your resume—as well as falsely claiming that your grandparents ran away from the Holocaust and that your mother died because of 9/11, Among other things—he responded to his calls to resign with complete defiance.
Later on Twitter, he doubled down, writing “I will NOT resign!” and that “I was elected to serve the people of #NY03 not the party & politicians.” Although, as some have pointed out, he was voted for by those who thought he was a completely different person.
On Wednesday, while calling for Santos to step down, Nassau’s Cairo County revealed that the newly sworn-in congressman also told him he was the star volleyball player at a university he didn’t even know he was. study.
So, you know, add that to the lie count. (And investigation.)