Controversial Republican Under Investigation

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( – The top prosecutor in Nassau County, New York, on Wednesday, announced that her office would investigate Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.) after reports came out pointing out the inconsistencies in his personal and professional history.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly (R) said in a statement that “the numerous fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-Elect Santos are nothing short of stunning.” She added that “the residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district” need to have a representative in Congress that is “honest and accountable” and that if a crime was committed within the county, the office would prosecute as “no one is above the law.”

Earlier this month a report from the New York Times pointed out the numerous occasions when Santos had misrepresented his educational and professional background while campaigning. In an interview with the New York Post, Santos admitted to having embellished certain parts of his resume. As he noted he was not a college graduate, especially not from Baruch College, and he had not worked at Citigroup or Goldman Sachs. These were only some of the fabrications that he had previously claimed.

In the interview, however, he said that these qualifications would not impact his ability to serve and legislate. Following the revelations, many Democrats and Republicans called for an investigation into Santos and called for him to resign. Robert Zimmerman, Santos’ Democratic opponent in New York’s 3rd Congressional District also demanded that Santos resigns and that a special election should be held to determine whether the public would still vote for him following the “serious misstatements regarding his background, experience, and education, among other issues,” as Nassau County GOP Chairman Joseph Cairo called them in a statement on Tuesday.

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