WASHINGTON – Sketchy Lengthy Island Rep. George Santos was assigned Tuesday to 2 Home committees – regardless of being the topic of a number of investigations into his questionable monetary practices after he made up practically his total biography.
The Home GOP Steering Committee, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) assigned the disgraced freshman to the chamber’s Science, House and Know-how Committee and Small Enterprise Committee — regardless of Santos beforehand admitting to The Put up that he lied about graduating school and dealing for prime funding companies Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
A resume Santos submitted when he first ran for Congress in 2020 included the falsehoods that he obtained an MBA in worldwide enterprise from New York College together with a level in “Economics/finance” from Baruch Faculty.
It’s unclear whether or not Santos has any expertise related to the Science, House and Know-how Committee. The small enterprise panel extra intently matches what reality stays on the 34-year-old’s principally disproven resume, having served as vice chairman for a small funding firm known as Hyperlink Bridge.
Rep. George Santos falsely claimed to have achieved an MBA from NYU. AP/ John Locher
Speaker Kevin McCarthy assigned Santos to the chamber’s Science, House and Know-how Committee and Small Enterprise Committee.AP/ J. Scott Applewhite
Protecting observe of all of NY Rep.-elect George Santos’ lies, from his schooling to charity falsehoods
The assignments have been granted regardless of a rising variety of Santos’ constituents – together with the Nassau County Republican Committee – calling for his resignation over his falsehoods.
Whereas each panels are thought of lesser assignments, the Small Enterprise Committee oversees the Paycheck Safety Program, which works to root out fraud within the large authorities program that gives small companies with funds to pay as much as eight weeks of payroll prices if operations are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santos is below investigation by federal, state and native prosecutors for a $700,000 mortgage he gave his 2022 marketing campaign — regardless of reporting an annual wage of $55,000 as lately as 2020. He’s additionally reportedly being pursued by Brazilian authorities over accusations of passing stolen checks greater than a decade in the past.
McCarthy final week stated he didn’t “see any manner” the mendacity Lengthy Islander could possibly be given entry to America’s most delicate info and advised reporters the New Yorker has “acquired a protracted approach to go to earn belief.”
That very same day, the speaker additionally stated Santos would go earlier than the Congressional Ethics Committee “if there are considerations” and can be held accountable “if something is discovered to have been unsuitable.”
The committee alternatives usually are not official till permitted by the complete Home GOP convention, which usually acts as a rubber stamp for the steering panel.
Santos didn’t instantly reply to the Put up’s requests for remark.