Republican Party leaders in Nassau County have called for Rep. George Santos, elected to represent New York’s 3rd Congressional District in November, to resign from office over his lies to voters and fabrications about his personal life.
“Today, on behalf of the Nassau County Republican Committee, I’m calling for his immediate resignation,” chairman Joseph G. Cairo said at a news conference on Long Island o Wednesday, according to CNN.
Cairo was joined by a slate of local party officials and, remotely from Washington, DC, Republican Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, who also called for Santos to step down.
Cairo said the congressman’s campaign was made up “of deceit, lies, and fabrication.”
“He deceived voters,” Cairo said, CNN reported. “His lies were not mere fibs. He disgraced the House of Representatives … He’s not welcome here at Republican headquarters.”
Santos, however, told reporters on Capitol Hill that he “will not resign.” He refused to answer additional questions as he went into an elevator.
The call for Santos’s resignation is just the latest backlash the GOP freshman congressman has confronted in recent weeks over his lies