After he admitted lying about his education and work experience during his campaign, a New York Republican District Attorney opened an investigation into Rep.-elect George Santos.
Anne Donnelly, Nassau County District Attorney, announced the investigation as Santos is facing increasing criticism from both Democrats and Republicans over his fabrications.
“The many fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-Elect Santos is nothing short of astonishing,” Donnelly stated in a statement. “The residents of Nassau County, and other parts in the third district, must have an honest representative in Congress. We will prosecute any crime committed in the county. No one is above law.
Brendan Brosh was a spokesman on behalf of Donnelly and stated in a statement that the DA office was “looking into this matter.”
After winning New York’s 3rd Congressional district, Santos will be representing a section of Long Island in Congress. He made this confession during an interview with The New York Post. He falsely claimed that he was a finance graduate and had worked at Citibank and Goldman Sachs during his congressional campaign.
An investigation by the New York Times found that many of his biographical details were false. His purported employers also confirmed that Santos had never worked for them. Baruch College stated that he had never been there.
Santos, in an interview with The New York Post, said Monday that he had never worked directly for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. This suggests that he could have chosen better words. Santos claimed that he worked at Link Bridge, which did business both with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.
Despite calls to him to resign, he has refused to serve his two-year term as a member of Congress.
He said to the Post that he was not a criminal. “This controversy will not stop me from having great legislative success. I will be successful. I will be successful.”
Tulsi Gabbard, a former Rep., was guest-hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight. She asked Santos if voters should trust him after his revelations regarding his resume.
He said, “I believe humans are flawed and we all make mistakes. Tulsi.” “I believe we all can look in the mirror and admit to having made mistakes at one time or another in our lives. This is what I have to confess on national television for all to see. Because I believe I must face my mistakes to move on and be an effective member, Congressman, I dare to admit it.
Zimmerman tweeted Tuesday, “George, if this is even your real name. If you’re convinced that #NY3 voters still believe you, resign and run against me again. “Face the voters with what you know and answer questions about criminal history. Let the voters make the decision.