April 24, 2024

Fetterman re-ups call for ouster of ‘more sinister’ Menendez amid Santos expulsion

Sen. Bob Menendez “is really a senator for Egypt, not New Jersey,” said Sen. John Fetterman. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Sen. John Fetterman argued Friday that the successful expulsion of George Santos from the House should make clear that Sen. Bob Menendez, who is facing his own legal troubles, should not remain in his Senate seat.

How George Santos spent his last 24 hours in Congress

George Santos speaks with reporters as he departs a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 3src, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO George Santos became the sixth person to be expelled from the House on Friday after the New York Republican’s fellow lawmakers successfully voted him out. The first-term congressmember had been embroiled in controversy before

Special election date set to replace Santos

George Santos was expelled from Congress last Friday. | Francis Chung/POLITICO ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday scheduled the special election in New York to replace former Rep. George Santos for Tuesday, Feb. 13. Santos was expelled from Congress last Friday. Party leaders in Nassau County and Queens will pick the nominees without

Johnson: Santos expulsion ‘a regrettable day’

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) walks to the House chamber for a vote on a resolution to expel him from Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 1, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Speaker Mike Johnson on Saturday called the House vote to expel former Rep. George Santos a “regrettable day,” lamenting what he viewed as

Democrats pick Suozzi to replace George Santos in special election

Former Rep. Tom Suozzi was picked by party Democrats on Thursday to be their candidate in a special election on Long Island to succeed disgraced Rep. George Santos. | Craig Ruttle/Newsday via AP NEW YORK — The race to replace George Santos is underway. Former Rep. Tom Suozzi was tapped Thursday to be the Democratic

Santos pleads not guilty to new fraud charges

Santos barely spoke in court and left without speaking to reporters. He was welcomed by about two dozen protestors; he waved to them and blew them a kiss. | Stefan Jeremiah/AP NEW YORK — A solemn Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty Friday on Long Island to various new federal fraud charges as his colleagues

Santos says he’d run again if expelled

Rep. George Santos is undeterred by efforts to oust by his GOP colleagues in New York, saying he’ll run again if he’s expelled. | Francis Chung/POLITICO NEW YORK — Expulsion wouldn’t derail Rep. George Santos. The Long Island Republican, facing federal fraud charges, signaled he will run again for his House seat next year if

Democrat Zak Malamed drops bid to take on George Santos

Zak Malamed, a candidate for the 3rd congressional district in New York, dropped out of the race and backed former Rep. Tom Suozzi. | Zak for Congress NEW YORK — Democrat Zak Malamed dropped his bid Wednesday morning for a closely watched House seat held by Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) and endorsed former Rep. Tom

New York Republicans, facing reelection, press for ‘fraudster’ Santos’ expulsion

New York Republicans are still pressing to expel fellow New York Rep. George Santos. | Francis Chung/POLITICO ALBANY, N.Y. — New York House Republicans won’t be mollified by Rep. George Santos promising to not seek a second term next year. They want him gone immediately. Calls for Santos’ expulsion from the House are being renewed

Santos says he won’t run for reelection. GOP members want to expel him first.

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill on Nov. 1, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO George Santos said he won’t seek reelection in 2src24. House Republicans may boot the indicted New Yorker well before then. His announcement on social media Thursday immediately followed a scathing House Ethics Committee report that found “substantial evidence”

Santos ethics report finds ‘substantial evidence’ of criminal wrongdoing

Santos has pleaded not guilty to 23 charges in federal court. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A bipartisan ethics report concludes there is “substantial evidence” that George Santos violated federal criminal laws, which will almost certainly trigger another attempt to expel him from the House. The explosive report released Thursday by the House Ethics Committee found that

George Santos and aide appear to be discussing plea deals with feds

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., holds a miniature American flag that was presented to him as he departs federal court on Friday, June 3src, 2src23, in Central Islip, N.Y. | John Minchillo/AP Photo NEW YORK — Rep. George Santos and his former campaign aide, both indicted by federal prosecutors, appear to be in plea talks with

George Santos’ father and aunt backed his bail bond, court papers show

Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty in May to 13 federal counts of wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and other charges. NEW YORK — Two of Rep. George Santos’ family members guaranteed the bail bond on which the indicted congressman was released last month, according to court papers filed Thursday despite Santos’

Report: Federal Prosecutors Indict New York Rep. George Santos

Federal prosecutors have indicted New York Rep. George Santos (R) on unknown criminal charges, CNN reported on Tuesday. The charges were filed under seal, but Santos is expected to appear at federal court in New York’s eastern district as early as Wednesday, CNN revealed. The exact nature of the charges “couldn’t immediately be learned,” CNN reported.

Joe Biden was George Santos before George Santos was George Santos

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Expect ‘plot twists and dramatic turns’ in race to succeed Santos

“The MAGA madness that George Santos [above] represents is not him alone,” said Zak Malamed, the founder of a PAC funding young candidates. | Francis Chung/POLITICO ALBANY, N.Y. — The story of George Santos has been one of the strangest in modern political history. The race to replace him could be just as messy. It’s

Democrats spar over Santos strategy as GOP punts on bid to expel him

Rep. George Santos is surrounded by media as he leaves the federal courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y on Wednesday, May 1src, 2src23. | Stefan Jeremiah/AP Photo House Democrats wrangled internally on Wednesday over whether to try to stop Speaker Kevin McCarthy from punting on a bid to expel George Santos from Congress. The tensions surfaced

House GOP leaders reassure their Santos critics after Dems launch expulsion push

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) boards a vehicle as he departs a vote the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Just after House Democrats moved on Tuesday to force a vote on expelling scandal-plagued George Santos from Congress, GOP leaders outlined their thinking in a private meeting with some of the New York

George Santos is facing new charges. Here’s a look at some of his biggest scandals.

Embattled Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty to 13 federal counts Wednesday, including wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and lying to the U.S. House. The New York Republican pioneered a new kind of political scandal by fabricating almost his entire campaign biography. His claims about working for Goldman Sachs, having Jewish ancestry

George Santos masterminded 2017 ATM fraud, former roommate tells feds

State, federal and Brazilian authorities are also probing Rep. George Santos related to a string of potential financial crimes. | Francis Chung/POLITICO NEW YORK – Rep. George Santos orchestrated a 2src17 credit card skimming operation in Seattle, the man who was convicted of the fraud and deported to Brazil said in a sworn declaration submitted

George Santos Finally Files 2024 Statement of Candidacy

Truth-averse Rep. George Santos (R-NY) on Tuesday filed a statement of candidacy for the 2024 election, leaving the door open for a re-election run.Santos hasn’t said publicly whether he’s running, and Tuesday’s move, which occurred on the final day allowed, does not mean he’s made a decision. However, congressional members are required to file these

Mitt Romney to George Santos at State of the Union: ‘You Don’t Belong Here’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), the Republican Party’s failed 2012 presidential candidate, confirmed that he told embattled Rep. George Santos (R-NY), “You don’t belong here” ahead of the State of The Union on Tuesday night. The exchange, which another lawmaker witnessed, reportedly occurred in the House chamber. Following the State of the Union, Romney doubled down on

House Ethics panel launches investigation into Santos

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) departs a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 2, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it had begun a formal investigation into embattled Rep. George Santos. The committee, which is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, said in a statement it voted unanimously Tuesday to begin

Santos leans on group with white nationalist ties

As scrutiny of Rep. George Santos has intensified, he’s reached out to members of The New York Young Republican Club, which is known for its ties to far-right leaders. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Among the few allies Rep. George Santos has sought to maintain during his brief time in the political spotlight is a group

Santos denies having been a drag performer

Other reports also have popped up with Rep. George Santos’ alleged former acquaintances claiming he competed as a drag queen in Brazilian beauty pageants 15 years ago. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A person who appears to be Rep. George Santos talked about performing in drag in a video obtained on Thursday by the New York Post

McCarthy broaches Santos, Omar and other panel dramas in closed-door meeting

A handful of Rep. George Santos’ GOP colleagues have called for his resignation — a rare rebuke that demonstrates his political toxicity back home. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy briefly addressed the most scandal-plagued member of his conference on Wednesday, privately telling House Republicans that George Santos will continue to serve unless something triggers

‘I have no enemies, at least’: Where Santos really stands in the House GOP

The New York Republican became a migraine for his party only last month after reports raised questions about whether George Santos lied extensively about his past. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Everyone in the Capitol seems to be talking about George Santos. Almost no fellow Republican, however, appears to be forging real bonds with him. The

As Santos digs in, both parties ramp up campaign plans for his demise

George Santos has refused to resign and has not made clear whether or not he will run for a second term in 2src24. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A determined band of New Yorkers is already working to make George Santos a one-term member of Congress — if he lasts that long. The first-term Republican’s home turf

Campaign finance regulator asks Santos to clarify who’s in charge of his political accounts

Rep. George Santos told CNN on Wednesday that he had no involvement with the amended filings. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The Federal Election Commission lobbed questions at Rep. George Santos over his latest campaign finance filings on Friday, saying five committees affiliated with the embattled congressman may have “failed to include the true, correct, or complete

Eric Adams calls for Santos to step down

“What you see is something that is unimaginable and I think it only gets in the way of what needs to be done in Congress this year,” Mayor Eric Adams said. | John Minchillo/AP Photo NEW YORK — It’s time for Rep. George Santos to go, Mayor Eric Adams said Friday. Adams, who unlike most