Republican Rep.-elect George Santos of New York stated in a tweet Thursday that he’ll deal with questions subsequent week associated to the scrutiny that uncovered inconsistencies on elements of his resume and biography as Home GOP management continues to be silent concerning the challenge.
Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy wouldn’t reply CNN’s questions Thursday when requested if he was involved about obvious misrepresentations.
Santos has confronted scrutiny over his resume since The New York Occasions revealed on Monday that his biography gave the impression to be partly fictional. CNN confirmed particulars of The New York Occasions reporting on Monday, together with that he might have misrepresented elements of his resume about his school training and employment historical past.
CNN’s KFile additionally reported Wednesday that claims by Santos that his grandparents “survived the Holocaust” as Ukrainian Jewish refugees from Belgium who modified their surname are contradicted by sources together with household timber compiled by family tree web sites, data on Jewish refugees and interviews with a number of genealogists.
A lawyer for Santos declined to remark to CNN on Wednesday.
“To the individuals of #NY03 I’ve my story to inform and it is going to be instructed subsequent week. I wish to guarantee to everybody that I’ll deal with your questions and that I stay dedicated to ship the outcomes I campaigned on; Public security, Training & extra,” Santos stated within the tweet.
Outgoing Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed CNN Thursday that it’s as much as the GOP on how one can deal with Santos.
“Santos is now tattooed now to Republicans in Congress, it’s as much as them to resolve what to do about it,” she stated.