When any member of Congress is caught lying, cheating, and defrauding the American people, you’d think it would be time to take a step back and reevaluate their life – you know, admit their wrongs and make a decidedly different choice about where their future is taking them. That doesn’t seem to be the case for New York GOP Representative George Santos.
As I’m sure you are well aware, Santos is in a bit of a pickle. For starters, the American public now knows that practically everything about him is a complete and falsified lie. He’s not Jewish, but “Jew-ish.” His sexuality is questionable. He didn’t work on Wall Street. His education is a farse… and so much more.
Of course, all of that pales in comparison to the not one, but several, federal investigations that have since been launched into Santos’ financials. It has been alleged that he used campaign funds for personal use, collected unemployment when he was, in fact, employed, and that he lied on numerous campaign and congressional disclosure forms.
Suffice it to say; he’s been a blot on the Republican caucus since shortly after he was elected.
But as I said, he’s been caught now, with investigations looking into every nook and cranny of his life (both real and fantasized).
However, that doesn’t mean he’s learned anything. Instead of covering his butt and trying to make himself look as spotless or forthcoming as possible, he simply appears to be digging in deeper.
According to a Friday announcement by the disgraced lawmaker, he’s got a new campaign treasurer – himself.
Yeah, if that isn’t the definition of unethical, I don’t know what is.
But as The Washington Post tells it, he’s done trying to find another treasurer. After all, he has gone through a few, including one who didn’t even know he had the job.
So he will be in charge of his own finances from here on out. That’s just what a man indicted on 13 counts of money laundering, fraud, and theft of public funds should do, right?