New York's embattled gay fabulist Congressman, Rep. George Santos, indicated to reporters that he would resign if 142,000 people asked him to.Santos remarked while aides attempted to shield him from the press assembled outside his office and ushered him into an elevator, NBC News reports.Reporters were shouting questions at Santos, who ignored most of them as he took the short walk to the elevators."If the voters ask for you to resign, will you?" one of the reporters asked.Santos, seemingly exasperated and smug, replied as the elevator doors were closing. "If 142 people ask for me to resign, I'll resign," Santos said.
Joined by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on Steve Bannon’s War Room, Santos clarified that he meant 142,000 voters who elected him in November.
In his words, Santos said he would be in Congress until “those same 142,000 people tell me they don’t want me.”Santos earned 142,017 votes in the midterm election Robert Zimmerman, the Democratic opponent in that race, lost, having earned 120,060 votes.Later, as Santos returned to his office, he said, "I will not resign.
I will be continuing to hold my office elected by the people," Reuters reports.The number of Republicans upset with the developments surrounding Santos has been increasing over a few days.