George Santos Threatens Ethics Complaints Against Former Colleagues

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George Santos won’t be taking the high road out of Washington, D.C. as the now-former congressman has promised to rain hellfire and ethics complaints against some of the Republicans who voted to expel him from Congress.

In a series of Friday night tweets, Santos set his sights on four former colleagues in his adopted state of New York specifically: GOP members Mike Lawler, Nick LaLota, Nicole Malliotakis, and Democratic Rep. Robert Menendez, the son of beleaguered New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez.

“Let’s talk about hypocrisy,” Santos warned in the first of his X tirades. “Can someone ask Nicole MalioStockTips when did she become a savant in stock trading? The signature bank trades she did REEKS of insider trading much like Paul Pelosi’s every trade! Nicole is in it for herself! Just look at her record and it speaks for itself.”

He continued, “Nicole MalioStockTips is a dirty dishonorable swamp creature selling the American people down a river for her own benefit,” and added he would be “filling an official complaint with the Office of congressional Ethics against Malliotakis” on Monday.

Santos next called out Lawler over “questionable campaign finance violations.” “Congressman Lawler owns portion of Checkmate Strategies and he uses the same firm that he is a beneficiary of to pay for services related to his campaign,” Santos tweeted.

“The concerning questions are; is Mr Lawler engaging in laundering money form his campaign to his firm then into his own pocket? I will let the Office of Congressional Ethics be the judge of that.”

The airing of dirty laundry continued as Santos questioned the “grave allegation” that LaLota “obtained his JD attending Hofstra in day school while he was supposed to be working at the Board of elections at the same time.”

“Did Rep Lalota no-show to his tax pay funded job while going to school and if so he can potential have stolen public funds form the tax payers of NY,” Santos wondered. 

After a brief aside to further push his motion to expel New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Santos concluded a night’s worth of tweeting through it with an ethics complaint warning against Menendez for the crime of being Bob’s son. 

“While congressman [Menendez] has not been invoked by the diligent investigation of the DOJ into his father, there remains a question of what did he know and when did he know it, the complaint is to seek clarification from the freshman congressman on his involvement with his fathers overseas dealing over the years and any potential compensation he received,” Santos wrote.

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On Friday, Santos — who repeatedly refused to resign in the face of his many scandals, including a federal criminal indictment — was finally kicked out of the House of Representatives by a final vote of 311-114, more than the two-thirds needed to make Santos just the fifth representative expelled from Congress.

While the majority of Republicans voted in favor of expelling Santos, some GOP members are furious that the serial liar won’t be in Congress anymore.





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