Two New York Democratic lawmakers called on GOP leaders. Sunday to “cooperate” with all investigations into incoming. Republican Rep. Jorge Santos, who has admitted to falsifying large parts of his resume.
In a letter Sunday, Reps. Dan Goldman and Richie Torres asked Speaker Kevin McCarthy. R-Calif., House GOP Caucus Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. and Congressional Leadership. Fund President Dan Conston to. “And cooperate in all current and future investigations of Mr. Santos.” , including the House Committee on Ethics investigation that Speaker McCarthy confirmed this week.”
“Furthermore, we urge you to inform the American people of your knowledge of Mr. Santos.’ Web of fraud before the election so that the public can understand. Whether and to what extent you were involved in Mr. Santos’ voter fraud.”
The letter points to a recent New York Times report detailing GOP.
Leaders’ awareness of Santos’ false claims ahead of the November midterm elections.
“The report expanded to the extent that each of you had at least. Some prior knowledge of Mr. Santos’ lies,” Goldman and Torres wrote. “Unfortunately, until now, after eight other Republican. Members of Congress have called on Mr. Santos to resign. You have refused to comment on Mr. Santos’ fraudulent candidacy. Nor share with the public your understanding of Mr. Santos’ pre-election fraud and lies.”
NBC News did not verify the Times’ report.
Democratic lawmakers wrote. That Stefanik was one of Santos’ top supporters during his campaign. And that one of his top aides helped his campaign even. After several staffers were told to resign after a “disease study.”
“It is one thing for a candidate like Mr. Santos to persuade.
Voters to support him based on a web of lies,” Goldman and Torres wrote. Santos chose to lie and engage during the campaign.”
Last week, Goldman and Torres filed a complaint asking the House. Ethics Committee to open an investigation into Santos’ financial. Disclosure reports, alleging that he violated government law
regulations with his “rare and misleading” reports. They said he failed to file “timely disclosure reports” for his most recent. Campaign and that his public statements in his 2022. Financial disclosures “contradicted certain facts.”
House Republican calls for Santos’ resignation grew last week. After New York state GOP leaders and lawmakers called for him to step down. McCarthy, who leads a slim GOP majority in the House, did not join the calls.
“He’s come a long way to earn trust, but what I do know is.
That you will apply the Constitution to all Americans,” McCarthy told reporters Thursday. “The voters of his district elected him. he is sitting He is part of the Republican Convention. There are concerns about him, so he will go before ethics. If anything is proven wrong, he will be held accountable like anyone. Else in this organization.”
Santos stood his ground. He said Thursday that “if 142 people ask me to resign, I will resign.” He later clarified that he was referring to the more than 142,000. People who voted for him in the November race in New York’s 3rd Congressional District. Santos said he would be. In Congress “until those same 142,000 people tell me they don’t want me.”