Is Politician Santos’s Confession Not Enough to Call for Resignation?

Is Politician Santos’s Confession Not Enough to Call for Resignation?
  • Even before he has taken office, George Santos is facing a massive outcry to resign from his post due to the disclosure of an ongoing pattern of deceit surrounding every aspect of his life.

Barely sworn in as a new Congressional member from Long Island, reports of George Santos’ false claims have provoked widespread outcries demanding his resignation. On Monday, the Republican admitted to fabricating nearly every facet of his life, from lies about employment and religion to exaggerations regarding education history.

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Joaquin Castro, a Democratic politician who has served Texas’s 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2013 remarked on Twitter, “George Santos should resign as Congressman-elect. If he refuses, Congress should expel him. He should also be investigated by authorities. Just about every aspect of his life appears to be a lie. We’ve seen people fudge their resume but this is total fabrication.”

Rep. Daniel Goldman, a New York Democrat who led the prosecutors in ex-President Donald Trump’s impeachment, described Santos as a “total fraud” and stated that he “must resign” without delay. Rep. Ted Lieu from California was also appalled by Santos’ “whopping lies” and made it clear that if he does not voluntarily step down, then the incoming GOP House majority should expel him immediately.

Robert Zimmerman, the Democratic candidate who lost his bid to flip Nassau County’s seat from blue to red at the hands of Santos, declared for a recount. He wrote on Twitter, “George, if that’s even your real name, if you’re so convinced that #NY3 voters still trust you – resign & run against me again in a special election. Face the voters with your real past & answer questions about your criminal history. Let the voters decide.” 

Not only Democrats were critical of the revelations regarding Santos’ dishonesty; Scott Parkinson, vice president of government affairs for the conservative Club for Growth also suggested his resignation and a rerun in an open election. A veteran of three GOP Senate offices, Parkinson, wrote on Twitter, “Serving in Congress is a position of public trust. If a campaign is built on lies, you’ve broken the public’s trust in you & lost your credibility to serve.”

Santos’ untruthful campaign statement that his mother was Jewish and his grandparents had escaped the Nazis during World War II, particularly caused immense damage.

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