Pathological liar George Santos told a closed-door meeting of his fellow GOP colleagues today that he is resigning from his committee. Although he said he wanted to remove himself because he was “a distraction,” his decision comes as the New York congressman — who also goes by Anthony Devolder, Anthony Zabrowski and Kitara Ravache, among possibly other secret aliases — faces a “parallel” criminal investigation,” including a federal investigation into his campaign finances and another local investigation into “embellishing” his resume.
However, the 34-year-old alleged impostor, who has been unabashedly defended by Speaker Kevin McCarthy, said his withdrawal from both the House Small Business Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee would be “temporary” until “things settle down”. The mountain.
From the mountains:
Santos’ move comes after a meeting Monday with Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“I met with Jorge Santos yesterday and I think it was an appropriate decision that he is off the committee right now until he can clear everything up,” McCarthy told reporters after the closed-door conference hearing.
“We had discussions, he asked me if he could do it. So I think it was the right decision,” McCarthy said.
The speaker said the spots initially earmarked for Santos could be filled “on a temporary basis”, adding that once Santos is cleared “the committees will be able to get back”.
And from the Washington Post:
The 34-year-old freshman Republican has faced increased scrutiny, including a federal investigation into his campaign finances and a local investigation into falsification of his resume, since revelations that he misrepresented his experience, personal life and education. …
The announcement comes on the same day polls in his district showed a large majority of voters believed he should resign. More than three-quarters of registered voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District say he should quit, a Newsday-Siena College poll found.
Santos has given no indication that he plans to voluntarily give up his seat.
Republicans in his Long Island-based district and several members of the House GOP have called on Santos to resign. However, McCarthy, who has a razor-thin GOP majority, rejected those calls.