New York City’s ABC affiliate reports:
After the vote for speaker, the members of the House officially were sworn in. That includes New York Republican George Santos. During the multiple days of voting for the House speaker, Santos dodged reporters in Washington, refusing to answer questions about numerous lies regarding his education, employment and family history.
Santos is under criminal investigation in two countries, the U.S. and Brazil, and is facing growing calls for him to be barred from serving. Santos sat by himself on the Republican side of the House floor during votes, largely keeping to himself and looking at his phone.
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Statement from newly sworn-in Rep. George Santos:
“Now is the time to put political differences aside, stop the finger pointing, and start delivering results. The work of Congress is not about my personal life, this is about delivering results for my constituents…”
— Liz Elkind (@liz_elkind) January 7, 2023
“George Santos sworn into Congress as investigations mount.
The freshman lawmaker, a Republican from New York, has admitted to lying about his education, work experience and Jewish background.” https://t.co/e2yZxO3iSI
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) January 7, 2023
The “USA”chant on the House floor is an abomination. It is sick. The first consequence of Kevin’s win is the swearing in of imposter George Santos who flashed the Ku Klux Klan hand signal on the House floor. What a sad and disgraceful day. Our founding fathers weep in heaven.
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 7, 2023