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Calls to restrict "false" MP's access to confidential documents


Two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, called for restricting "false" Representative George Santos' access to classified information during his term in Congress.


Representatives Joe Morell (D-N.Y.)

and Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) sent McCarthy a letter explaining their "serious" concerns about whether it was "appropriate" for Santos to access classified information.



The letter considered that Santos violated public trust

and that granting him unrestricted access to

our nation's secrets could pose a serious risk to our nation

adding :

  • Numerous disturbing allegations of his conduct over his decades
  • have called into question his personality and suggest that
  • his access to classified information that could threaten

the national security of the United States cannot be trusted.We urge you to act swiftly to prevent George Santos from abusing his position and endangering our nation ".



Morell and Meeks said in the letter that

McCarthy should prevent Santos from accessing confidential briefings, and limit his access to classified information by mandating him to the Ethics Committee.


House Democrats filed a complaint with

the Ethics Committee earlier this month against Santos over allegations that he did not provide timely, accurate and complete financial disclosure reports.



Santos became known as the "liar" MP after the revelation that

he lied about a range of topics, including the invention of his career biography as a Wall Street financier, the claim that he was Jewish and had grandparents who had escaped the Holocaust

and that he ran an animal rescue charity.


Santos, facing investigations from federal authorities, is also facing calls to resign from Republicans, congressional Democrats and many Republicans in New York State.


Santos said earlier this month that he would resign if asked

by the 142,000 people who voted for him.





McCarthy:

Santos will be

removed from office if investigation finds he violated law


U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Rep.

George Santos, who became known as the "lying" lawmaker, would be removed from Congress if an Ethics Committee investigation concluded that he violated the law.


McCarthy largely defended Santos against calls for his resignation, but condemned some of his actions, saying: "If the Ethics Committee finds that he violated the law, we will impeach him."


He added: Did you know why I stand by him?

Because his voters voted for him. I don't have the power, just because I disagree with someone about what he said, to remove him from elected office. "


The Parliamentary Commission's investigation began after reports that

Santos had lied about a range of topics, including the invention of his career biography as a Wall Street financier, the claim that he was Jewish and had grandparents who had escaped the Holocaust

and that he ran an animal rescue charity.


The congressman elected during last November's midterm elections is also under investigation by several local federal bodies located in the U.S. states.


Santos reportedly fabricated parts of his background

During his 2022 race, he beat Robert Zimmerman, a Democrat.

Santos was found to have lied about his work and educational history, his mother's death, and he was married to a woman despite being gay.


He is also accused of using a fake animal charity in 2016 to raise funds to treat a dog's cancer and then keep the money himself.


Santos faced calls to resign from Republicans

congressional Democrats and several New York state Republicans. Santos said earlier this month that he would resign if asked by the 142,000 people who voted for him.