The Fabulist Rep. George Santos’s time is almost up
We need to extend this investigation into the new House Speaker, Johnson. His finances are even more hinky and unexplainable. It seems that the RNC has an illegal money machine that's been deployed to fund their corrupt generals.
Absolutely astonishing that x45 is allowed to run for office when the parallels of X45 and Santos' crimes are quite obvious! Expel Santos, but allow x45 to run or even become elected? Where is the outrage? A big Blue Wave is needed to save our country and democracy. Thank you Jay for clearly laying out the case against Kitara!
... “beneath the dignity of the office, and to have brought severe discredit upon the House.”
Wow, this applies to most of the GOP!
I wanna know what Only Fans accounts he paid for! 😂 And are wealthy donors so wealthy they don’t bother to vet their candidates? It will come as no surprise that the corrupt GOP will keep him on-and Elise Stefanik who endorsed and supported him won’t say much now since she’s incapable of being wrong about anything 🙄. Nicely explained. Thank you!!
Not for nothing, but "beneath the dignity of the House" isn't the semi-high bar it used to be and there are plenty of Republicans who have brought "severe discredit upon the House". What about all of them? How did the Ethics Committee pick George and not any of the other criminals in the House?
Why did no one report him to at least the NY RNC? And if staff quit, why not to the police? Why can’t people step up and tell the truth. So frustrating.
Are there Republicans whom you feel are totally honest financially and ethically? I did not think that was a thing for them. The Big Lie is embraced and they are all getting money out of people pretending that they will govern, but they don't! So, I lack the outrage that many do over Santos because I just think he is a caught crook, as opposed to the rest. If he were Cis-gender, White male, I think the Republican party would be making excuses for his every breath.
Yep. Lock them up. Really. I know in the part of my brain that's above lizard-level that punishment doesn't either deter future crimes or provide any spiritual awakenings relative to the crime ... but, honestly; I just want to see some of these absolute ethical sluts in our political system, federal government, wherever locked up so at least I don't have to see them every day repeating their criming...
If it was so easy for Santos to get elected while lying about his personal history, education and employment credentials, create shell companies, file false campaign reports, claim donations that didn’t exist, reporting expenditures at an amount designed to avoid questionability, all this and more, how are we supposed to believe that Congress isn’t sprinkled with other persons doing the very same thing just in more quiet, under-the-radar fashion? He’s obviously not stupid. He knew how easy it all was. He was just foolishly flamboyant about it. And now his own party won’t eject him because they would lose a vote? Perhaps those who have been mumbling statements about not rushing to conclusions have these same skeletons in their closets. They might fear that pointing fingers at Santos could pull the curtain back exposing their own shady actions. Unfreakenbelievable.
"Here’s the crazy, ironic thing: George Santos got caught doing all this only because he actually won his election."
THAT'S the part that sounds familiar!!!
If the country wasn't under siege, I'd probably feel a little bad for the guy. Obviously has some talents. Didn't need to turn to crime. And there seems to be something quite wrong with him. Things that, in a more just, sane world, should be treated in a psychiatric environment. But as you say at the end of this article, he's the very face of the GOP. My empathy is gone.
Two things. 1) thank you for the clear rundown on poor Santos. Unbelievable and yet ... not surprising these days
2) I received my treasured copy of “MA IN ALL CAPS”. Just finished Mr Takei’s Forward (lovely), and then wept at the end of your Preface... the part in italics. Your devotion and protection toward this giant of a human really got me.
Cant wait to devour the rest.
Youre very special Jay. Thank you for how you’re living your life. 🙏🏼
I agree that Santos should go and I expect he will get his day in court. That said, the Democrats have a bit of a mess with Menendez who won't resign. I expect this will be fodder for Republicans to use.
My mind is boggled that he was allowed to get this far! Same with 45. The swamp has become more infested than ever. How do we rid ourselves of these people???
The near entirety of the Republican machine is a shell game at this point, one of those shells spit upon the sand at low tide, amongst a disorganized mound of stinky seaweed overrun with flies and decay.
Thank goodness there are at least a few intrepid reporters left; for whatever reason (maybe the gov’t interference the Twitter files unearthed?) we seem to have a shortage of reporters willing (brave?) enough to dig for real answers.