George Santos gets the cold shoulder during the House speaker race that lasts for days
Representative George Santos has welcomed Washington so far. The new New York congressman, who has been embroiled in a scandal over his fabricated resume, appears to have gotten the cold shoulder from many of his GOP colleagues during the tumultuous speaker race. House.
On the first day of voting, Santos was seen sitting alone near the back of the room on his phone while a group of New York Republicans chatted nearby. Santos will represent New York’s 3rd Congressional District once he is sworn into office.
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Later in the day, a group of GOP lawmakers from New York took a photo with Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy with the caption “New York is in the House!” in which Santos was conspicuously absent.
At one point Wednesday as voting entered its second day, Twitter users circulated a photo of Santos appearing to be behind a conversation between Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and a group of lawmakers. GOP.
During day two of voting, Santos was conspicuously absent from the House floor and out of sight of the cameras, going out to the cloakroom and reappearing to cast his vote. sent for McCarthy, according to multiple reports. At one point, Santos even missed voting, apparently because he missed his name being called twice during voting.
The vote for speaker has dragged on for two days, entering its sixth vote on Wednesday afternoon as Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy he failed to get the 218 votes needed to win the speech. Members will meet again on Thursday to begin the seventh round of voting.
This is the first time in over a hundred years that a vote has been spoken on past the first ballot.
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Santos has admitted to misrepresenting his work experience and education during his successful campaign to flip his Long Island congressional district for Republicans in November.
During his campaign, he falsely claimed to have graduated from college with degrees in finance and worked for Goldman Sachs and Citibank. Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly opened an investigation into Santos last week.
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Anders Hagstrom of Fox News contributed to this report.