Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) recommended that George Santos’ attorney be referred to the New York State Bar for making false statements and being complicit in fraud.
Who is Joseph Murray, @Santos4Congress‘ lawyer? Why he should not be referred to the New York Bar Association (@NYSBA) for false statements on behalf of Santos?Murray says @New York Times To smear and defame Santos – in other words, the Times report is false. Murray was complicit in the fraud. pic.twitter.com/VdGdbul4S2
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 27, 2022
George Santos has admitted he lied about his education and work history. Santos, who lied to voters in New York’s 3rd congressional district, was helped by a lawyer who falsely claimed that the New York Times report exposing Santos’ fraud was not true.
It is clearly a well-known fact in Republican circles that Santos and his lawyers are lying.
That fact makes it unlikely that Republicans will refuse to seat Santos, or hold a vote to expel him from the House once Santos is seated.
Rep. Swalwell made a difference in his tweet. The law and the criminal justice system are going to have to step in because just like Trump, if the Republicans don’t do what they’re supposed to do, the courts and the criminal justice system are going to have to do it for them.
Santos’ lawyers should probably be ready to file a complaint with the New York Bar Association. Still going strong, Santos could easily swallow up the House Republican caucus and its slim new majority.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Fellowship and PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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