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George Santos expected to face House ethics investigation

Santos has been found to have lied about his education, work experience, and religion.

February 8, 2023 10:31am

Updated: February 8, 2023 10:31am

New York Representative George Santos is expected to face an investigation by the House Ethics Committee after fabricating several parts of his resume and personal background, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirmed on Tuesday. 

The “Ethics [Committee] is moving through, and if ethics finds something, we’ll take action,” McCarthy said less than a month after Representatives Ritchie Torres and Dan Goldman requested an investigation into the congressman. 

Santos, 34, was elected as a member of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections to represent a small fraction of Queens and parts of Long Island. However, Santos’ resume and life story were called into question after the New York Times reported major discrepancies in several aspects of his career. 

Santos has been found to have lied about his education, work experience, and religion. There are also questions regarding where he got the money from his campaign and about whether he founded a phony animal charity. 

Additionally, he claimed that his grandparents “survived the Holocaust” as Ukrainian Jewish refugees, that his mother died on 9/1,1, and he was a Broadway producer. The three claims are lies. 

Despite admitting to lying about his education and work experience, Santos has repeatedly said that he intends to serve his term in Congress. However, Santos has voluntarily stepped down from two House committees. 

Santos told CNN that he is “not concerned” about the House ethics probe. 

“You’re saying that the freedom of speech of my constituents is a distraction to my work?” Santos said. “Do you think people are a distraction to the work I’m doing here?”