2023-01-31 15:56:10

Santos Temporarily Steps Aside From House Committees Amid Calls to Resign

Logo The New York Times
The New York Times
By Annie Karni

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.

Continue read on nytimes.com

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-31 15:51:53
By Bernd Debusmann Jr BBC News, Washington Republican Congressman George Santos will step down from serving on committees in the US House of Representatives....

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Melissa Quinn2023-01-31 14:59:25
Washington — Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York will recuse himself from serving on House committees, he told his GOP colleagues in a...

PoliticsBy Kevin Freking2023-01-31 15:35:53
WASHINGTON Republican Rep. George Santos of New York told GOP colleagues in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he is temporarily stepping down from his two...

PoliticsBy Kevin Breuninger2023-01-31 15:04:49
Key Points Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York will not serve on the two House committees to which he was recently assigned until the...

PoliticsBy Olivia Beavers2023-01-31 15:14:06
Scandal-plagued Rep. George Santos told his GOP colleagues Tuesday that he would forgo the House committees hed been assigned, two Republicans in the room...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Billy House2023-01-25 01:23:11
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said George Santos, the embattled freshman representative from New York, could be removed from office if the chamber’s Ethics...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-30 20:19:59
By Anthony Zurcher North America correspondent @awzurcher Congressman James Comer, the new Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee, said on Monday...

PoliticsBy Olivia Beavers2023-01-25 16:28:06
Speaker Kevin McCarthy briefly addressed the most scandal-plagued member of his conference on Wednesday, privately telling House Republicans that George...

PoliticsBy Zachary Schermele2023-01-27 16:16:15
NEW YORK Its time for Rep. George Santos to go, Mayor Eric Adams said Friday. Adams, who unlike most Democrats pledged just two weeks ago to work with the...

PoliticsBy Olivia Beavers2023-01-27 09:30:00
Everyone in the Capitol seems to be talking about George Santos. Almost no fellow Republican, however, appears to be forging real bonds with him. The New...

PoliticsBy Sarah Ferris2023-01-27 09:30:00
A determined band of New Yorkers is already working to make George Santos a one-term member of Congress if he lasts that long. The first-term Republicans...

PoliticsBy Kevin Breuninger2023-01-25 20:07:40
Key Points Two congressional Democrats asked House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to restrict Republican Rep. George Santos' access to classified information. Santos...

PoliticsBy Kevin Breuninger2023-01-23 15:54:59
Key Points Republican Rep. George Santos should resign from Congress, a majority of voters from his own state of New York said in a new poll. Respondents...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Steven T Dennis2023-01-26 13:00:00
There may never have been a member of the US House who achieved so much notoriety in so little time as George Santos. The embattled New York Republican’s...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Cbs News2023-01-25 23:59:06
New York Republican Rep. George Santos is facing new questions not only about the web of lies he told about his background, but his campaign financing and...

PoliticsBy Jordain Carney2023-01-31 15:58:48
House Democrats are placing Rep. Adam Schiff on a high-profile committee at the center of combating Republican investigations for the next two years, fresh...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Melissa Quinn2023-01-26 14:22:57
Washington — A pair of House Democrats on Wednesday called for Speaker Kevin McCarthy to block GOP Rep. George Santos of New York from having access to...

PoliticsBy Kevin Breuninger2023-01-27 20:50:20
Key Points Republican Rep. George Santos' campaign is facing new scrutiny from a federal elections regulator over a dispute about who its treasurer is. The...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Erik Wasson2023-01-17 17:19:54
Scandal-plagued Representative George Santos will receive committee assignments, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said, despite calls from within the New York...

Business / Finance2023-01-30 12:00:00
NEW YORK When Long Island Republicans organized in 2021 to take back the Nassau County District Attorneys Office after 16 years of Democratic control, no one...