At a press conference on Wednesday, the leaders of the Nassau County Republicans denounced Rep. George Santos (R-NY) and demanded his immediate resignation. Many of the assertions made by the Republican candidate during his campaign, including those about Santos’ education and employment background, have been called into question because there is few or no evidence to support them.
No one held back when denouncing Santos, a Republican with whom many of the Nassau County GOP leaders had several personal meetings, when the group of leaders assembled at their headquarters in Westbury, New York.
On Wednesday, Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY), a fellow member of the newly elected Republican House majority, was one among many who demanded Santos resign.
The House Republican declared, “I will push other representatives in the House of Representatives to join me in rejecting him.
Chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee Joseph G. Cairo stated during the press conference, “Today, I’m calling for his immediate resignation on behalf of the Nassau County Republican Committee.”
Supervisor Jennifer DeSena of North Hempstead expressed her “disgust” with Santos and claimed that he lied to her personally in order to win her support.
The lies George Santos told were too many to count, she claimed. While I am angered and disturbed by his dishonesty, my main concern is for the people who live in the third congressional district. He lied to me when he asked for my endorsement. He has abused the confidence of the people and responds to questions about his past and finances in an arrogant, flippant, and condescending manner.
There is “absolutely no way,” in DeSena’s opinion, that Santos could serve as a “effective member of Congress.”
“The citizens of the third congressional district will suffer for as long as he is in power. Don’t you think you’ve hurt enough, Mr. Santos? I demand that Mr. Santos step down right away,” she stated.
Despite calls for Santos’ resignation, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and others have largely avoided commenting on the topic. Santos reaffirmed on Wednesday that he would not accede to requests for him to step down from his position.
When questioned by reporters about the remarks made by his fellow New York Republicans on Wednesday, Santos would only say that he is not leaving office voluntarily.
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