House GOP Leadership Reacts to Santos Charges

House Republican leaders, citing a need for the legal process to play out, have not called on Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to resign following Santos’ arrest on May 10 on federal charges of wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and making materially false statements to the House of Representatives.
Santos surrendered to authorities on the same day the 13-count indictment against him was revealed in the U.S. Eastern District Court in New York. At his court appearance, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Santos, 34, the newly elected congressman who represents New York’s 3rd Congressional District, which is made up of parts of Long Island and the New York borough of Queens, has contended with revelations of a long list of lies, distortions, and fabrications on his resume, and the narrative of his life he shared with the voters of his district and the broader public….

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