(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In a ludicrous and even more disgraceful move, lying US Rep. George Santos has announced he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2024 – instead of resigning yesterday – right after the House Ethics Committee exposed him for having “blatantly stolen” from his campaign in a shocking report.
Santos (R-NY), who represents Long Island in the House, has decided not to seek reelection following a damning report from the House Committee on Ethics.
This report, released on Thursday, found that Santos used every aspect of his successful 2022 campaign for personal gain.
Shortly after the report’s release, the 35-year-old announced his decision on X.
“My family deserves better than to be under the gun from the press all the time. I will not stand by as I am stoned by those who have flaws themselves,” the lying congressman declared.
While the ethics committee did not specifically recommend any actions against Santos, who is already facing legal charges, it referred its findings to the Justice Department, The New York Post reports.
The committee harshly criticized Santos, stating that he “cannot be trusted” and his actions “warrants public condemnation, is beneath the dignity of the office, and has brought severe discredit upon the House.”
Santos has been the subject of an ethics investigation since February and has consistently maintained that he would not resign from Congress, regardless of the investigation’s outcome.
Earlier in the month, he survived an expulsion attempt led by six Republican House members from New York.
Rep. Michael Guest (R-Miss.), chair of the ethics committee, announced plans to submit another motion to expel Santos, which the House will consider after its Thanksgiving recess.
The report detailed Santos’ involvement in campaign finance violations, contradicting his public blame of his former campaign treasurer, Nancy Marks, for submitting false reports to the Federal Election Commission.
The panel concluded Santos was deeply involved in the financial operations of his campaign and had a close relationship with Marks. Marks has pleaded guilty to fraud conspiracy, admitting to falsifying financial reports and fabricating a list of Santos’ campaign donors for the FEC.
Facing a 23-count indictment, Santos has denied many accusations or claimed they were innocent mistakes
“It is a disgusting politicized smear that shows the depths of how low our federal government has sunk. Everyone who participated in this grave miscarriage of Justice should all be ashamed of themselves,” Santos reacted.