GOP Rep’s Bill Would Ban House Members Convicted Of Crimes From Selling Movie, Book Rights To Their Story

Politico reports:

The first House Republican to call for Rep. George Santos’ resignation is now taking it a step further, introducing a bill that would prevent the embattled New Yorker from profiting off his campaign lies.

Santos’ fellow first-term New York Rep. Anthony D’Esposito has started circulating proposed bill text among his GOP colleagues for a bid to prevent members convicted of certain offenses from then profiting off book deals, speech commissions, television shows and more, according to a copy first obtained by POLITICO.

The idea that once Santos leaves office, he could profit off of his story with a book or movie contract has privately percolated among — and annoyed — House Republicans.

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But first there needs to be an actual conviction. Many have compared the Santos saga to the “Catch Me If You Can” movie, whose real-life subject, Frank Abagnale, has written multiple books and continues to make paid appearances.