Rep. George Santos' campaign treasurer resigns

February 1, 2023

Freshman New York Republican Rep. George Santos became the focus of harsh criticism after a December New York Times exposé revealed that he had lied about his career and falsely claimed to be Jewish.

In yet another blow to the disgraced lawmaker, the Washington Examiner reported this week that Santo's campaign treasurer has stepped down. 

Unclear who will replace treasurer

The newspaper cited Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings which showed that Nancy Marks will no longer serve on Santo's campaign or other committees.

While one filing named Tom Datwyler as the campaign's new treasurer, a subsequent filing made by Datwyler's attorney denied that he had taken the position.

According to the Examiner, it was unclear as of Wednesday who would serve as treasurer and the FEC has requested that the matter be clarified.

While Santos has been hit with loud calls to resign, including from fellow Republicans, the embattled congressman has thus far remained defiant.

Scandals in Brazil

After revealing that much of his biography had been fabricated, the Times reported last month that Santos stands accused by authorities in Brazil of having used a stolen checkbook to fraudulently spend $700 in 2008.

What's more, Fox News reported last week that video footage has emerged which appears to show Santos in drag at a Brazilian festival.

The network noted that while Santos initially denied that he had ever appeared in drag, the congressmen later told reporters he was simply having "fun at a festival," saying, "Sue me for having a life."

Local prosecutor investigating Santos

Finally, Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly told Newsday in December that her office will be conducting an investigation of Santos.

"The numerous fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-Elect Santos are nothing short of stunning," she said at a press conference.

"The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress. No one is above the law and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it," she pledged.

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