(ConservativeSense.com) – Embattled Congressman George Santos announced on Monday that he would be seeking reelection in New York’s 3rd congressional district.
Santos announced the news in a Twitter post. “This is about TAKING BACK our country and restoring greatness back to New York”, the Congressman tweeted.
The tweet, like the majority of his others, was heavily ratioed, receiving 1,276 likes and 2,478 comments. One Twitter user commented “You don’t serve on any committees. You don’t meet with your constituents. What are you running to do exactly?”
In January of this year, the freshman congressman recused himself from his two committee assignments after a slew of calls for him to resign for his fraudulent resume. “With the ongoing attention surrounding both my personal and campaign financial investigations”, Santos said, “I have submitted a request to Speaker McCarthy that I be temporarily recused from my committee assignments until I am cleared.”
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was present during the closed door meeting, said that she supported Santos’s decision to step down from his assignments. In February of 2021, Greene herself was removed from her committees after a series of controversial remarks.
Many congressional Republicans, however, have distanced themselves from Santos. New York Representative Marc Molinaro (R-NY), who pulled off an upset when he defeated incumbent Democrat Josh Riley in November, has been particularly vocal about his dislike for Santos. “He’s a bludgeoning tool the Democrats are using without regard for truth”, Mulinaro said, “And he’s caused us every day to have to respond to his very existence in the House of Representatives…”
Meanwhile, Santos’s support at home remains weak. After he came clean about embellishing his resume, a whopping 78% of voters in his district said that he should resign. Santos, despite all of the blowback, doesn’t appear to be backing down.
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