The Hill reports:
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he would have “difficulty” supporting Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) if he runs for reelection, as the freshman congressman draws scrutiny amid questions about his finances and background.
“I think we’d have to see the election. I’d probably have a little difficulty doing that,” McCarthy told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday when asked if he would support Santos should he run again.
“I’ve always said from the very beginning, Ethics will get together, I think Ethics is gonna look into the situation. If something arises to that point, there’s consequences for actions that you take,” McCarthy said.
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McCarthy again said Santos is expected to face an ethics committee review and that the House would take action depending on the probe’s findings.
“I think ethics is going to look into the situation. If something arises … there’s consequences for actions that you take.”
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