George Santos responds to take down attempt by House Dems: "Stop the political ping-pong"
Washington DC - House Democrats have brought forth a resolution to have Representative George Santos censured.
Is it time for the lying congressman to face the music?
The resolution, penned by Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres, was unveiled on Monday, according to The New York Times, and seeks to censure Santos for lies he has told before and after being elected, including about his career history.
The motion mentions Santos' false claims of being Jewish, having graduated from Baruch college on a volleyball scholarship, having previously worked for Goldman Sachs, and that he helped produce a Broadway musical.
The resolution may face difficulties being passed through the majority Republican House, but politicians across the aisle have been calling for Santos' resignation.
"If you are a member of Congress who has informally condemned Mr. Santos, then you should have no trouble formally censuring him," Torres said.
"He has disgraced the institution, and the institution should speak with one voice against his misconduct," he added.
George Santos responds to resolution
Later on Monday, Santos, who is currently facing multiple federal charges including fraud and theft, tweeted a statement in response to the resolution, arguing that Democrats have "completely lost focus on the work they should be doing."
"My record proves that my office is hard at work, serving constituents and crafting keen legislation," he wrote.
"It is time to stop the political ping-pong and get real work done," he added.
Despite the many controversies that have followed his campaign, Santos still refuses to step down on his own.
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