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US: Republican Jorge Santos Gives Up Committee Posts – Politics

US: Republican Jorge Santos Gives Up Committee Posts – Politics

US Congressman George Santos wants to give up his two committee positions, at least for now. US media reported in unison, citing party colleagues he told Republicans at a non-public caucus meeting. The reason is that there are ongoing discussions about his fake CV. “He felt there was too much drama about the environment,” Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene told CNN after the meeting. Santos initially did not confirm the plans.

The 34-year-old was elected to the US House of Representatives for the first time in November. Newspaper The New York Times Then took a closer look at Santos’ resume. For example, he said he was a “seasoned Wall Street investor” and had worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. It was revealed that Santos was never employed by the companies mentioned.

The newspaper could not verify his university degree. Unable to locate said real estate holdings. Santos has also been accused of misleading the public about his family history and Jewish background. In an interview, he admitted that the Republican Party had “whitewashed” his application.

Two-thirds of his constituents in Queens, New York, regret voting for him, according to a Bloomberg News poll. According to the survey, nearly 80 percent of those polled in the constituency were in favor of her resigning as a member of parliament. Santos continued to fight back on Twitter last week.

The deputy is also now under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary. New York Attorney’s Office The trial began in December. According to media reports, the Ministry of Justice is also monitoring Santos because of his campaign financing. Recently, several Republicans have called for Santos to give up his deputy post — but he has previously refused to do so. House Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy insisted he wanted to settle the Santos case domestically. According to The New York Times He agreed to suspend Santos from the groups for the time being.

A Santos resignation would be tricky for Republicans in the House of Representatives. In the congressional elections, they regained a majority in the congressional chamber – but only by a hair’s breadth. If Santos resigns, fresh elections will be held in his constituency. It cannot be ruled out that the Democrats will win and the Republican majority will melt away.