House Oversight Committee Chair: If George Santos broke campaign finance laws, he’ll be removed from Congress

NEW YORK – There are new developments surrounding deputy George Santos.

Santos’ campaign office in Douglaston, Queens appeared to be closed again Monday as new Santos videos surfaced, including one about Baruch College — a school he never attended.

“I actually went to school with a volleyball scholarship. We went to play against Harvard, Yale, and we killed them. Look, I sacrificed both my knees and got a very nice knee replacement at HSS playing volleyball, so I took the game seriously,” Santos said.

“I feel betrayed,” one voter said.

“One hundred percent lies,” said another.

The Democrat who lost the election to Santos, Robert Zimmerman, said after a brutal five-way primary, he didn’t have the time or money to go after his opponent.

“Our campaign, as we had just started in the general election, without money, without resources, was not in a position to send a team to Brazil to check his background, not in a position to hire a genealogist to check his Jewish ancestry, Zimmerman said.

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At a 2019 event hosted by the conservative Walk Away Foundation, Santos encouraged members of the LGBTQ community to embrace Donald Trump.

“My name is Anthony Devolder,” he said. “You can help educate other trans people so they don’t have to follow the narrative put forward by the media and the Democrats.”

Grant Lally, the Republican attorney who runs the North Shore GOP Leaders, refused to endorse Santos from the start.

“I met with him in 2020 when he first ran,” said Lally. “Immediately, we thought it was very strange and frankly not a serious candidate.”

He said that Santos does nothing but brag about his villas and fancy cars.

Two years later, in 2022, “he refused to meet with us.”

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Lally showed CBS2 Jennifer McLogan documents from police in Brazil – Santos admitted to stealing and forging checks to buy expensive clothes and shoes in 2008.

Santos drew the attention of federal, state and local investigators after he disclosed that he earned $55,000 in 2021, and loaned his campaign $705,000 in 2022.

“Where did that money go? Or is it not real?” Lally said.

“Someone bought George Santos. The question is who bought him. It’s up to Kevin McCarthy and the Republican leadership in Congress to find out immediately.”

Our repeated calls to the offices of McCarthy and Santos were not returned.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee said if Santos violated campaign finance laws, he will be removed from Congress.

The government accountability group is calling on the FEC to investigate, saying the Republican misused campaign funds for personal expenses.

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The group also alleges Santos accepted excessive contributions, and filed late disclosure forms.

Santos lied about much of his resume and life stories.


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