George Santos In A Spot Of Bother

George Santos

House Republican George Santos of Massachusetts, who was re-elected in November and had planned to run for a second term, announced Wednesday that he is resigning from the House on Jan 18, 2023. Santos made the announcement almost two weeks after rioters stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes.

‘I think my party is in a very bad place,’ he said. ‘And it’s not getting better anytime soon.’ In an interview with CNN, Santos said he hadn’t made up his mind about leaving Congress until last Friday when House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy had lunch with former President Donald Trump at Mar a Lago just a few days after most Americans had seen Trump incite the crowd at the rally before the riot.

George Santos To Resign?

‘I knew right there we were done as a party,’ Santos said. ‘That we had no moral standing.’ He predicted some members of his own family would never speak to him again – but said he wasn’t worried about that.’i’m not gonna waste my time worrying about people like that’

Rep. George Santos announced Wednesday that he is resigning from the House on Jan 18, 2023.

In a letter to the Republican caucus, Santos said he had planned to run for a second term but decided to “devote my time and energy closer to home” after spending more than a decade in Washington, D.C.. He was re elected in November 2020 as part of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and worked with other Republicans on key issues like climate change and immigration reform .

Santos’ departure leaves Massachusetts without any representation from one of its most populous counties. The state has nine seats in Congress; five are held by Democrats and four by Republicans (the other seat is currently vacant).