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House Ethics Committee opens probe into GOP Rep. George Santos

Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) will serve as the committee's chair.

Published: March 2, 2023 2:28pm

Updated: March 2, 2023 4:28pm

The House Ethics Committee on Thursday announced that it has opened up a probe into New York Republican Rep. George Santos to investigate allegations related to wrongdoing in his congressional campaign, conflict of interest laws and more. 

The committee will determine whether Santos may have "engaged in unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign; failed to properly disclose required information on statements filed with the House; violated federal conflict of interest laws in connection with his role in a firm providing fiduciary services; and/or engaged in sexual misconduct towards an individual seeking employment in his congressional office," the panel stated.

Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) will serve as the committee's chair.

The embattled Republican lawmaker has faced immense pressure to resign amid revelations that he lied about his resume and background while campaigning.

The New York Republican has admitted that, rather than working for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup as he claimed, he worked for Link Bridge, a third firm he said did business with both.

He also came under fire for saying he family fled Nazi Germany to escape the Holocaust, a claim on which reporting has cast significant doubt. 

He has thus far refused to resign and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has not thus far asked that he do so.

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