Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) proposed referring George Santos’ attorney to the New York State Bar for misrepresentation and complicity.
Who is Joseph Murray, @Santos4Congress’s Attorney? And why shouldn’t he be referred to the NY Bar (@NYSBA) for making that false statement on behalf of Santos? Murray said the @nytimes smeared and defamed Santos – in other words, the Times story was wrong. Murray is an accomplice in fraud. pic.twitter.com/VdGdbul4S2
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 27, 2022
George Santos has admitted he lied about his education and work history. Santos defrauded voters in New York’s third congressional district and he had the help of an attorney who falsely claimed that the New York Times story exposing Santos’ fraud was untrue.
The fact that Santos and his lawyer are lying was apparently well known in Republican circles.
That fact makes it unlikely that Republicans will refuse to assign Santos a seat, or kick him out of the House if he does have a seat.
Rep. Swalwell is on to something with his tweet. The legal and criminal justice systems will have to step in because, just like with Trump, if Republicans don’t do what they should, the courts and criminal justice system will have to do it for them.
Santos’ lawyer should probably prepare for a lawsuit with the New York Bar Association. The Santos is still growing and could easily swallow the House Republican caucus and its tiny new majority.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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