Kevin McCarthy And Senior House Republicans Implicated In George Santos Fraud
Senior House Republicans knew that George Santos was lying about his educational and work history and even joked about it.
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The George Santos scandal that House Republicans are attempting to sweep under the rug was already bad. Santos has confessed to defrauding the voters of New York’s Third Congressional District, but given how the Republican Party is being led by one of the nation’s most notorious alleged fraudsters, House Republicans were set to turn a blind eye and seat Rep. Santos anyway.
Then the story got much bigger.
Senior House Republicans were apparently aware of the inaccuracies and embellishments in the member-elect’s resume, and the topic became a “running joke,” multiple insiders close to House GOP leadership told The Post over the weekend.
“As far as questions about George in general, that was always something that was brought up whenever we talked about this race,” said one senior GOP leadership aide. “It was a running joke at a certain point. This is the second time he’s run and these issues we assumed would be worked out by the voters.”
Kevin McCarthy and the GOP’s attitude appears to have been that if the voters didn’t catch on to Santos defrauding them, they weren’t going to do anything about it.
Since McCarthy and senior House Republicans knew that Santos was defrauding voters, this scandal is much bigger.
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