The Albany Times-Union reports:
Neither Stefanik’s office nor her campaign responded to a request for comment on Santos, who is the subject of multiple investigations into his background and — more perilously — the sources of his personal wealth and campaign funds.
Progressives have resurfaced a May tweet from Stefanik in which she posed with Santos following a campaign fundraiser (“WOW! Great lunch event,” she wrote). She said at the time that their fundraiser raised over $100,000 to help Santos flip the 3rd Congressional District.
Stefanik is not shy about calling for investigations when the presumed targets are Democrats. In December, when the New York Times reported on sexual harassment allegations linked to the chief of staff of state Attorney General Letitia James, Stefanik called for an inquiry.
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Elise Stefanik knew George Santos was a fraud yet she enthusiastically endorsed him for Congress.
The House Republican leadership is complicit in the fraud Santos perpetrated against the public.
RT if you agree Elisa Stefanik can’t remain silent and MUST disavow George Santos. pic.twitter.com/7Tb4meIfUV
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) January 1, 2023
🚨🚨 MAJOR ENDORSEMENT ALERT 🚨🚨
Excited to endorse my friend and fellow America First conservative George Santos for Congress in #NY03.@Santos4Congress will take on NYC liberal elites and bring a new generation of GOP leadership to NY and America. He has my full support! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/vGTnWW1ROY
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) August 11, 2021
The meanest thing George Santos did: he told Elise Stefanik, the loneliest person in Congress, that he’d be her gay best friend if she’d endorse him pic.twitter.com/Pa6fOzGOT6
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) December 28, 2022