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George Santos Sworn In to Congress Amid Investigations

The Wall Street Journal · 01/07/2023 01:54

George Santos of New York is officially a member of Congress.

Mr. Santos, a 34-year-old who won a narrow victory for Republicans in a district of Long Island usually dominated by the Democrats, has faced scrutiny in recent weeks after admitting that he had lied (https://www.wsj.com/articles/rep-elect-george-santos-admits-he-lied-about-his-resume-11672107596?mod=article_inline) to voters about his work and education history.

Federal and local prosecutors in the U.S. are investigating Mr. Santos (https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-george-santos-faces-probe-over-fabrications-and-inconsistencies-during-campaign-11672269886?mod=article_inline) over the fabrications and Brazilian authorities said they intended to reopen a criminal investigation into allegations that he committed check fraud there in 2008.

Mr. Santos has faced calls from Democrats to resign while the House Republican leadership has remained largely silent on the matter.

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