Last month, Republican candidate George Santos scored a victory over Democrat Robert Zimmerman. However, disturbing new revelations about Santos have some calling for an investigation.
A report published by The New York Times last week found significant inconsistencies in the biography that Santos put forward.
It found no record of him graduating from Baruch College or "any institution of higher learning" along with no evidence that he ever worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. He also appears to have lied about being Jewish.
Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly told Newsday that her office will be looking into Santos, saying, "The numerous fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-Elect Santos are nothing short of stunning."
The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress,” she added.
"No one is above the law, and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it," the prosecutor went on to add. Meanwhile, Nassau County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Brendan Brosh told Newsday, "We are looking into the matter."
Donnelly is not the only person whose attention Santos has managed to attract, as the Washington Examiner noted that fellow New York Republican Rep.-elect Anthony D'Esposito released a sharply worded statement.
— Anthony P. D'Esposito (@ANTHONYDESPO) December 27, 2022
In it he complained that voters were "deeply hurt and rightly offended" by Santos' actions, with his claims about being descended from Holocaust survivors being "particularly hurtful."
"I have long held that elected officials must operate in a transparent and truthful manner — it is time for Mr. Santos to embrace that same spirit of sincerity," he added.
Also speaking up was New York Republican Rep.-elect Nick LaLota, who tweeted, "New Yorkers deserve the truth and House Republicans deserve an opportunity to govern."
New Yorkers deserve the truth and House Republicans deserve an opportunity to govern.
My complete statement: pic.twitter.com/FJJu00o6FC
— Nick LaLota (@nicklalota) December 27, 2022
"We are very disappointed in Congressman-elect Santos," the RJC statement declared. "He deceived us and misrepresented his heritage. In public comments and to us personally he previously claimed to be Jewish. He has begun his tenure in Congress on a very wrong note."