(DailyVantage.com) – Rep George Santos (R-NY) has accrued remarkable notoriety ever since he admitted to “embellishing” his resume back in December of 2022. Since then, the embattled freshman Congressman has had to stave off bipartisan attacks from his new colleagues in the House.
It isn’t just his fellow House members, however, that have taken issue with Santos though.
The latest attack on Santos this time comes from Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT). On Tuesday, just before President Biden took the podium to deliver the State of the Union, cameras captured a rather animated Romney lambasting Santos. An impassioned Romney yelled “you don’t belong here” at Santos for attempting to claim one of the better seats in the chamber. “You ought to be embarrassed”, Romney continued.
Santos, spotted next to Reps Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Chip Roy (R-TX), offered a few words in return, subsequently shrugging Romney off.
Though it isn’t clear what Santos said to Romney in the heated exchange, the committee-less New York Congressman admitted that the two traded jabs in an interview later that night.
In a video posted to Twitter after the President’s speech, Romney said of Santos, “He’s a sick puppy. He shouldn’t be in Congress.”
Santos, whose tweets often get ratioed (when there are more comments than likes), shot back at Romney on social media writing “Hey Mitt Romney just a reminder that you will NEVER be PRESIDENT!” Santos wrote that in response to another one of his tweets wherein he wrote “Donald J. Trump will be the 47th POTUS.”
This comes about a week after Santos recused himself from his only two committee assignments: the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the Small Business Committee.
At this point, attacks against Santos have come from both Democrats and Republicans.
Though Santos voluntarily stripped himself of his two committee assignments, he has repeatedly stated that he would not resign his position as Congressman for New York’s third Congressional District.
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