GOP Rep.-elect George Santos urged to resign seat over ‘résumé embellishment’

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Democrats are calling for Rep.-elect George Santos to resign from the House seat he won in November after a Long Island Republican admitted to “decoating his résumé.”

“Now Republican congressional candidate George Santos who admitted to his outrageous lies should resign.” murmured Rep. Ted Liu (D-California) called on Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to call for a vote to oust Santos if he doesn’t step down.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) said if Santos took the new seat, he would set a precedent to encourage others to falsify their credentials and seek public office, while Rep. Eric Swalwell (California) said State Democrats) accused Santos of: Cheating Long Island voters about his entire résumé. ”

McCarthy, Republican, Calif., has so far not responded to allegations that Santos misled voters about key details in his biography.

Santos apologized ‘if I let someone down with my résumé embellishment’ and publicly admitted he didn’t apologize on Monday graduate from college or work for a particular company mentioned in his biography — Questions remain as to what action the next House Majority Leader will take. Santos’ victory allowed the Republicans to secure a narrow majority in the next election.

Congressman George Santos Admits ‘Resume Embellishment’ But Says Little About Finances

Since the Times report, Democrats have called for a House ethics inquiry, and the New York Attorney General’s office said it was “investigating a number of issues” surrounding Santos.

Elected to the House of Representatives, he remains challenging about his future. In his interview with WABC radio in New York, he said:

At his Monday night admission, Santos tried to explain his allegations by saying “a lot of people exaggerate on their resumes” and downplayed the implications of his actions. We briefly mention how it soared and was able to lend hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaign.

Mr. Santos worked at City and State NY before starting his own company. And I basically started building wealth. ”

“We decided to invest in the campaign for parliament,” he added. “There is nothing wrong with that.”

The Times report questioned whether Santos fabricated much of his biography, noting that Santos claimed he worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. He confirmed to the Washington Post that there was no record of his employment. Santos said in a radio interview on Monday that the wording on his resume said he “worked.”

He said he learned his lesson, but that doesn’t mean he’s a fictional character.

Democrats Call for Investigation into Biography of Republican Rep.

Santos also said in an interview with the New York Post that he “did not graduate from any institution of higher education,” contrary to his biography which claimed he was a graduate of Baruch College.

“I’ve seen people make up resumes, and this is a complete hoax,” Castro said, adding that incoming congressmen should be “investigated by the authorities.”

Michael Kranish, Azi Paybarah, and Hannah Knowles contributed to this report.

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