Allegations against Member of Parliament Jorge Santos have been around for some time. Now the House Ethics Committee has decided to investigate the allegations more closely. The ethics committee said a separate subcommittee was set up to deal with Santos in the case.
Among other things, he is being investigated for alleged illegal activity against the Republican Party in connection with his campaign for office in last year’s congressional election. There are allegations of lack of transparency and sexual harassment in the House of Representatives.
The trial against Santos has been in chambers for weeks. In early February, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirmed that the ethics committee had allegations against Santos that needed to be resolved. Santos has long been criticized. He allegedly invented most of her CV – including information about her career and her appearance. It was recently announced that the FBI was investigating him for alleged misuse of donations.
A former candidate for a post in Santos’ office is MP. She has accused him of sexually harassing her. Santos denied this. Santos has yet to comply despite repeated calls for his resignation. If he vacates his seat in the House of Representatives, Republicans could lose a recently heavily Democratic seat in the midterms. This would make the party’s slim majority in the House of Representatives even smaller.
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