The legal woes have piled on this politician. But no one expected him to respond like this.
And a top Republican made an appearance in federal court and you’ll never guess what he told the judge.
The Republican party has had criminal cases brought forth on multiple members of their party in the last few years.
Of those members is former President Donald Trump for allegedly overturning the election, and now U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY) for allegedly committing credit card fraud and filing fraudulent reports for fundraising during the 2022 elections.
Santos appeared before federal court last Friday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
His trial is set for September 9, 2024.
Back in May, Santos was indicted for six charges by U.S. Attorney Breon Peace. 17 additional charges were added on October 8 in a superseding indictment.
Santos is also accused of wire fraud, laundering money, and uttering false statements.
The indictment states that the New York congressman and his treasurer “conspired and agreed to falsely inflate” fundraising numbers during his congressional campaign in 2021 and 2022.
Santos also made payments that were not authorized on credit cards that belonged to his donors.
The payments on the credit cards were in the tens of thousands.
Predictably, George Santos has been called to resign from his seat in the U.S. House. Even some Republicans have called for him to step down.
In May, Democrats tried to expel Santos, but couldn’t get a two-thirds majority for their resolution to pass.
Recently however, some Republicans in the lower chamber of Congress have come forth with a vote to possibly expel Santos in the next week.
Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY) brought forth the resolution to expel the disgraced congressman.
Reps. Mike Lawler (R-NY), Nick LaLota (R-NY) and Marc Molinaro (R-NY) are also involved in the efforts to bring forth the resolution.
Despite his plea of “not guilty” to federal court, Santos is still in a world of trouble regarding his legal issues.
With expulsion imminent, he’s likely not going to escape this situation unscathed.
And the amount of evidence that has surfaced will likely put an end to George Santos’ political career once the trial takes place in September of next year.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.