Rep. George Santos, RN.Y., faced another attempt from Democrats to make him answer in the chamber, this time with a resolution of censure.
The censure resolution, introduced by Rep. Ritchie Torres, DN.Y., on Monday, said Santos “repeatedly lied to voters in his district, donors, and the American public during his campaign to be elected to Congress.”
The move goes on to allege that Santos “intentionally misrepresented his educational background by falsely claiming that he received a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College and a master’s degree from New York University,” and that he “lied about being a member of the Jewish faith during his time. Campaign in Congress and deliberately falsely stated that his grandparents survived the Holocaust.
Santos was indicted in May on federal charges that include stealing campaign funds and spending them on designer clothes, fraudulently claiming more than $24,000 in unemployment benefits and falsifying disclosure filings. House finances. Shortly after the charge was revealed, House Democrats tried to impeach Santos, but the impeachment resolution was referred to the Ethics Committee.
“If you are a member of Congress who has condemned Rep. Santos or called for him to resign, then you have no issue voting to formally censure him for defrauding the people of the United States and bringing shame to our institution. ,” Torres said in a statement. “In particular, my message to the House Republicans, who, for a long time, protected Rep. Santos, is to stop treating him as untouchable. The time has come for Congress to hold him accountable.”