George Santos won’t seek reelection after the House Ethics Committee concludes that he usurped funds

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Former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) Photo: Video screenshot

Out Rep. George Santos (R-NY) announced that he will not be seeking reelection in 2024 after the House Ethics Committee released its report on him that said he engaged in “knowing and willful violations” of the rules around House financial disclosure statements and “knowingly caused his campaign committee to file false or incomplete reports with the Federal Election Commission.”

“It is a disgusting politicized smear that shows the depths of how low our federal government has sunk,” Santos wrote about the report on X. “Everyone who participated in this grave miscarriage of Justice should all be ashamed of themselves.”

“I’ve come to expect vitriol like this from political opposition but not from the hallowed halls of public service.”

He said he wouldn’t be seeking reelection and blamed the media.

“I will however NOT be seeking re-election for a second term in 2024 as my family deserves better than to be under the gun from the press all the time.”

The House Ethics Committee voted unanimously to adopt the report that said there was “substantial evidence” that Santos used campaign funds for his personal expenses and “sought to fraudulently exploit every aspect of his House candidacy for his own personal financial profit.”

While the committee didn’t recommend any formal punishment, it said that Santos deserved “public condemnation, is beneath the dignity of the office, and has brought severe discredit upon the House.”

Santos faces a total of 23 federal charges of fraud and financial crimes related to his 2022 campaign to represent New York’s Third Congressional District. Last month, he pleaded not guilty to all charges, and a trial date has been set for September 2024.

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