Protesters call for Rep. George Santos’s resignation in front of district office in Queens

Over 100 people participated in the protest.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2023, 10:22 PM

Updated 469 days ago


Protestors gathered Saturday at Rep. George Santos’s district office on Northern Boulevard in Douglaston, Queens to demand his resignation.
Santos faced intense scrutiny after The New York Times published an investigation last month indicating that much of his résumé appeared to have been fabricated, including claims that he owned numerous properties, worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup and had graduated from Baruch College.
As Santos was sworn in Saturday morning on Capitol Hill, many elected leaders and residents in the 3rd District called for him to be removed, prosecuted for fraud and investigated by the House Ethics Committee.
Over 100 people participated in the protest.
“Ideally, I’d like to see him behind bars for the crimes he's committed,” said Nina Gordon, of Great Neck.
“George Santos is not the will of the people, we demand a do-over,” said Great Neck resident Jody Kass Finkel.
Robert Zimmerman, Santos' Democratic challenger in last November's election, also believes Santos must resign.
“Our challenge in front of us is to make sure that everyone remembers not just the lies and fraud that George Santos represents, but the hate he represents with his white supremist action his white supremist behavior,” he said.
The Nassau County Republican Committee Chairman has also stated that Santos does not have support within the party.
"Mr. Santos deceived the Republican Party with a profusion of lies, fabrications and hurtful comments, which have ensured that he has no place in the Nassau County Republican Committee. He is not welcome at our functions or meetings,” he said.
Santos, who will earn $174,000 a year as a congressman, has indicated that he intends to serve his term. However, his constituents remain determined to remove him.
Santos' team released a statement saying in part, "Now is the time to put political differences aside, stop the finger pointing, and start delivering results. The work of Congress is not about my personal life. This is about delivering results for my constituents."

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