Former prospective aide accuses George Santos of ethics violations and sexual harassment


Rip. George Santos, R-N.Y., the freshman lawmaker accused of falsifying key parts of his resume. Is being accused of ethics violations and sexual. Harassment by a former prospective congressional aide. According to a letter posted on Twitter Friday.

In a letter to the House Ethics Committee.

Derek Myers accused Santos of stalking him when he volunteered in Santos’ office. And requested an investigation into. Whether proper procedures were followed in connection with. His work as a volunteer at office.

Myers said Santos offered her a job and she “volunteered” at the office while. Her paperwork was being processed before rescinding the offer last week.

Myers alleged that asked him on Jan. 25 if he had an account on Grindr. A popular dating app used by millions of gay men, and that Santos said he had a profile. Myers said he was working with Santos in his private office. Through mail correspondence on Jan. 25. When Santos “called me ‘buddy’ and I insisted on sitting next to him on a small couch.”

She alleged that Santos then invited her to karaoke at night. Myers said she declined’ invitation. Before Santos touched her groin and said her husband was out of town.

Myers also alleged that her volunteer status — which she said includes answering phones. Reading mail and corresponding with constituents — “violated House ethics.

Within a congressional office by not following proper procedures.”

Myers’ allegations were first reported by The New York Times. A spokesman for Santos did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Myers tweeted on Friday that he has filed a report with the US. Capitol Police and a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics. Capitol Police did not respond to requests for comment.

Myers was charged with wiretapping in Ohio last year after a small newspaper. Published court audio testimony that someone else had recorded and sent to him. Journalist organizations have called for the withdrawal of all charges.

Santos faced intense scrutiny in December after a bombshell Times. Investigation showed that much of his resume was fabricated. Including claims that he owned many properties. Was before employed by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

And attended and graduated from Baruch College.

Santos admitted to fabricating some of his resume while trying to downplay his lies. Commenting to the New York Post in December, he said: “Here are my sins adorning my resume. I’m sorry.”

Although some fellow Republicans called on him to resign. Including New York state GOP lawmakers, the GOP Steering Committee. Led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., voted to give him two committee posts. Last month, Santos said he would recuse himself from his committee duties. Amid a series of investigations into his finances and other matters.

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