‘George Santos Is An Ass’: Reps Share True Feelings After Ouster | EUROtoday

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Rep. George Santos’ profession in Congress could have been transient, however his colleagues within the House had no scarcity of phrases in regards to the New York Republican after voting to oust him on Friday over findings that he spent hundreds of {dollars} in marketing campaign funds for private treats, together with Botox, designer duds and spas.

“Of course I voted to expel [Santos] from Congress. He’s a con artist and a fraudster and has no place in office,” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) wrote on Xpreviously generally known as Twitter.

“Good riddance,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) wrote on the platform.

“Goodbye George,” Rep. Brandon Williams (R-N.Y.) mentioned in his salute to Santos, including his expulsion was “long overdue.”

In a very colourful response, Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) wrote on X: “George Santos is a symptom of a disease festering within his party.”

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), in the meantime, likened Santos’ elimination to getting a “sideshow out of the way.”

Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) mentioned it was apparent to him that there was one thing deeply incorrect with Santos.

″[W]e have to cease placing taxpayer {dollars} into the pockets of a troubled man who must take care of his very severe issues outdoors the halls of Congress,” Rose mentioned.

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) takes a prime seat before President Joe Biden's State of the Union address in February. Shortly before the speech began, Santos was confronted by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who said the freshman congressman should be "embarrassed."
Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) takes a major seat earlier than President Joe Biden’s State of the Union tackle in February. Shortly earlier than the speech started, Santos was confronted by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who mentioned the freshman congressman must be “embarrassed.”

Even House members who opposed Santos’ ouster couldn’t assist however insult him of their statements Friday.

“George Santos is an ass,” Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) mentioned in her assertion earlier than saying the choice to take away him ought to have been “in the hands of the courts and the people of NY-03,” the district Santos was elected to symbolize final yr.

Others who voted to oust Santos took the chance Friday to remind their constituents of all of the issues Santos spent hundreds of {dollars} in marketing campaign donations on, in line with an unsparing report by the House Ethics Committee: Botox therapies; procuring sprees at luxurious retailers Hermés and Ferragamo; funds on OnlyFans, a website identified for its grownup content material; lease and Airbnbs.

“He blatantly stole from his campaign to enrich himself, spending thousands of dollars on Botox, OnlyFans, and Hermes, among other things,” Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) wrote as he slammed Santos on X.

“George Santos misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign money, stole donor identities to fund his extravagant lifestyle, and has been indicted for fraud and financial crimes,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) mentioned.

“Of all the terrible things that have been revealed, what is most upsetting is his blatant deception of his constituents and all of the harm that has come from it. That is a breach of trust and it is simply unacceptable,” wrote Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.).

Others reminded their social media followers that Santos is accused of “fabricating nearly his entire life biography,” as Rep. Tom Kean (R-N.J.) put it Friday. Santos has admitted to “embellishing” elements of the résumé he touted on the marketing campaign path.

The listing of Santos’ alleged innovations about himself is almost too lengthy to enumerate. As HuffPost’s Jennifer Bendery outlined Friday: “He’s misled people about his name, his Jewish heritage, being a descendant of Holocaust survivors from Ukraine, his mother being in the Twin Towers during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and his mother being the first female executive at a major financial institution.”

Though Santos had survived two earlier makes an attempt to oust him from Congress ― a maneuver that requires a two-thirds vote within the House ― the Ethics Committee’s report final month was apparently damning sufficient to flip quite a lot of his one-time supporters. He was eliminated on a 311-114 vote.

“To hell with this place,” Santos informed reporters following his expulsion.