George Santos pulling focus from the real issues plaguing the country. Santos’ scandals include a fabricated life story, allegedly using political donations for personal expenses, and accusations of deliberately lying to the federal government — his degree of messiness would be impressive if it weren’t so evil.
Luckily, there are folks fighting to bring balance to Congress from the inside, including Ritchie Torres, the Democrat representative for New York’s 15 District.As another representative from New York, Torres took issue with Santos from the get-go as his lies came to light.
On Santos’ first day in office on January 3 of this year, Torres tweeted a picture of the plaque outside Santos’ door with the caption, “I am writing to report an act of vandalism,” much to the delight of Gay Twitter™.I am writing to report an act of vandalism.
pic.twitter.com/tpU7RyQ5ZzA week later, Torres teamed up with fellow New York representative Dan Goldman to file a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee against Santos, a first step to holding him accountable for his lies. (Santos replied by claiming he’d “done nothing unethical.” Sure, Jan.)Next, Torres and Goldman worked together once again to introduce a bill that would keep liars like Santos out of office in the future.