Santos Temporarily Steps Aside From House Committees Amid Calls to Resign
The decision was the first concession by Representative George Santos, Republican of New York, who has admitted to faking parts of his rsum and is facing multiple investigations.
WASHINGTON Representative George Santos, the embattled first-term Republican from New York, told his colleagues on Tuesday morning that he would temporarily recuse himself from sitting on his congressional committees, the first crack in his defiant stance as he faces multiple investigations and calls from members of his party to resign.
Mr. Santos, who since being elected in November has admitted to fabricating parts of his rsum and is under scrutiny for what appears to have been a yearslong pattern of deception, was named this month to serve on the committees on small business and on science, space and technology.
His decision to step down from his committees came after he met privately with Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday night. Mr. McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that Mr. Santos had brought up the idea and that it was an appropriate decision for now, until he could clear everything up.
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