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Rep. George Santos temporarily recuses himself from committee assignments
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Rep. George Santos temporarily recuses himself from committee assignments

Rep. George Santos temporarily recuses himself from committee assignments - CBS News Watch CBS News Rep. George Santos has temporarily recused himself from committee assignments in the U.S. House while he is under federal and local investigation into his personal and campaign finances. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports from Capitol Hill. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Santos accused of stealing from fund for dying dog
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Santos accused of stealing from fund for dying dog

Santos accused of stealing from fund for dying dog - CBS News Watch CBS News Republican Rep. George Santos is facing new accusations of dishonesty, including allegations that he stole from a disabled veteran who was raising money for his dying dog's cancer treatment. Santos also claimed on his campaign website that his mother was in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but a source told CBS News that her immigration documents show she was in Brazil at the time. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live even...
George Santos took $3,000 from dying dog’s GoFundMe, veterans say
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George Santos took $3,000 from dying dog’s GoFundMe, veterans say

CNN  —  Two New Jersey veterans say now-Congressman George Santos promised to raise funds for lifesaving surgery for one of their dogs in 2016, then became elusive and took off with the money. Santos, the embattled freshman Republican, faces growing pressure to resign after he lied and misrepresented his educational, work and family history. Santos has admitted to “embellishing” his resume, but has maintained he is “not a criminal.” Rich Osthoff, a US Navy veteran, told CNN his pit bull Sapphire began developing a tumor in 2015, and it continued to grow in 2016. Osthoff said he was homeless, living in a tent, at the time after losing his job and house. Osthoff’s mentor and friend Micha...
Kevin McCarthy stands by George Santos
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Kevin McCarthy stands by George Santos

CNN  —  Rep. George Santos, the recently elected GOP congressman from New York who has admitted to lying about parts of his resume, is facing escalating backlash from his own party as a growing number of House Republican lawmakers call for him to resign or say he can’t serve effectively even as Speaker Kevin McCarthy has stood by the embattled congressman. Santos has so far been defiant, pushing back on calls for his resignation – and House GOP leadership has not called on him to do so. Instead, McCarthy, a Republican from California, has indicated he will not join demands from New York GOP leaders, and others, for Santos’ resignation – and has indicated that Santos is on track to still receive committee assig...
1/11: Red and Blue – CBS News
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1/11: Red and Blue – CBS News

1/11: Red and Blue - CBS News Watch CBS News Additional Biden documents with classified markings found at another site; What happens now to Rep. George Santos amid scandal? Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Rep. George Santos rebuffs calls for his “immediate resignation” by Long Island Republicans
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Rep. George Santos rebuffs calls for his “immediate resignation” by Long Island Republicans

Washington — Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York said he won't resign from Congress on Wednesday, rebuffing calls from a growing number of fellow Republicans who have denounced him for lying about his background."I will not," Santos responded when reporters on Capitol Hill asked if he'll step down. He reiterated his stance on Twitter, where he wrote: "I was elected to serve the people of #NY03 not the party & politicians, I remain committed to doing that and regret to hear that local officials refuse to work with my office to deliver results to keep our community safe and lower the cost of living."Republicans from New York's Nassau County held a press conference Wednesday morning to call on Santos to resign, a demand that was soon echoed by Rep. Anthony D'Esp...
New York Rep.-elect George Santos facing federal probe
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New York Rep.-elect George Santos facing federal probe

New York Rep.-elect George Santos facing federal probe - CBS News Watch CBS News Dozens of constituents held a demonstration Thursday, calling on Rep.-elect George Santos of New York to resign after he admitted to lying about his background. Federal prosecutors are now looking into his finances and financial disclosures, a source familiar with the matter told CBS News. Scott MacFarlane has more details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link