A group of voters from Rep George Santos’s district in Long Island, New York, protested outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 7, to call on the freshman Republican congressman to resign.
Santos was revealed to have fabricated multiple aspects of his professional and personal life while running his election campaign. Facing calls to step down, Santos refused, reports said.
The protest took place as CNN reported that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had confirmed Santos was facing an investigation from the House Ethics Committee.
According to a Newsday/Siena College poll published on January 31, 78 percent of voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District thought Santos should resign, including 71 percent of Republicans. Credit: Nicole Markus via Storyful