McCarthy: I’d Have “Difficulty” Backing Santos In 2024

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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