Allegations against Santos: formal investigation by the Ethics Committee

Updated on 02/03/2023 21:54

  • US Rep. George Santos has long been criticized.
  • Now follow the official steps.
  • The US House of Representatives Ethics Committee has launched an investigation.

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A whole series of allegations against US Rep. George Santos has caused uproar lately. So the US House of Representatives Ethics Committee launched a formal investigation of the New York Member of Parliament. Today in the case, the Ethics Committee said, a separate subcommittee has been set up to deal with Santos.

Allegations of sexual harassment

Among other things, the allegation against the Republican that he engaged in illegal activities in connection with his campaign for office in last year’s congressional elections will be investigated. There is also a lack of transparency towards the House of Representatives and allegations of sexual harassment.

Santos has been interrogated in the room for weeks. In early February, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirmed that the Ethics Committee had allegations against Santos that needed to be resolved.

FBI investigation of Santos

Santos has been criticized for a long time. He is said to have invented large parts of his biography – including information about his career and ancestry. It was recently announced that the FBI was investigating him for alleged misappropriation of donations. A former applicant for a position in Santos’ office has accused the deputy of sexually harassing him. Santos denies this.

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Santos has so far failed to respond to repeated calls for his resignation. Should his House seat be vacated, the Republicans could lose the constituency, which has recently become more Democratic, in the by-election. This would make the party’s very narrow majority in the House of Representatives smaller.

The hype surrounding US Republican Congressman George Santos continues. Now even the FBI has been involved. The latest findings include embezzlement of thousands of US dollars. (Photo: Imago)


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