The clock is ticking against George Santos
Kevin McCarthy may be willing to remain silent on the enigma that is George Santos, but Santos’s fellow Nassau County GOP members aren’t. As Politico reported, no one wants him out more than them. Leading the charge is Nassau County DA Anne Donnelly, who has pledged to thoroughly investigate George Santos. He is a stain on their party, and the Nassau County DA wants to “shout” him out. It is shameful that because of Donald Trump and his constant lies, it became acceptable to lie, allowing someone like Santos to lie his way into office. He is a big part of what’s wrong with the Republican party today, and if they don’t put a stop to it, they will go back to scrapping their way into office.
In a meeting with their peers this month, Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Executive, told a gathering that Santos “needs help. This is not a normal person.” Yet, there he sits in Washington, taking a seat on committees and involving himself in legislation that impacts every person in this country. Everything he is and does is based on lies. Who wants a prolific liar making such important decisions? Just last week, the people of New York made their feelings known in a Siena Poll. 59% of registered voters said that Santos should resign, including 49% of Republicans. They’re not turning on him; he’s giving them a bad name. Think cutting out a cancer to stop it from invading the rest of the body, and you get George Santos. His favorability rating is also in the tank, with most voters in his district considering him unfavorable. Guess these numbers aren’t enough for Santos, who said he would step down if the people who voted for him requested that he do so. There you go, Santos. Why are you still in Washington?
The good news is that when elections come around again, it is very unlikely that George Santos will be able to retain his seat. Given that most who voted for him want him gone and the Nassau County DA hot on his trail, he will be lucky to merely lose his seat. In December, Nassau County DA Donnelly said: “The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress. No one is above the law and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it.” Lying isn’t a crime, but Santos is a shyster. He showed that no more than in reports that he pocketed funds raised for a veteran’s dying dog. You can’t get much lower than stealing from a veteran, let along his dog, but it appears that Nassau County may have even more.
According to Politico, Donnelly may well look to the investment fund that is currently under fire from the SEC in which Santos was involved. Lying on documents and falsifying business records is a whole different ballgame, and if it is found that Santos was involved, he may have a lot more to worry about than keeping his seat.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years