George Santos under investigation by House Ethics committee

George Santos is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

In a statement, the panel said that an “Investigative Subcommittee” will determine whether the freshman Long Island, New York congressman may have “engaged in unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign; failed to properly disclose required information on statements filed with the House; violated federal conflict of interest laws in connection with his role in a firm providing fiduciary services; and/or engaged in sexual misconduct towards an individual seeking employment in his congressional office”.

Ohio Republican Representative David Joyce will chair the subcommittee and Pennsylvania Democrat Susan Wild will be the ranking member. John Rutherford, Republican of Florida, and Glenn Ivey, Democrat of Maryland, will also serve on the panel.

The committee noted that “the mere fact of establishing an Investigative Subcommittee does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred”.

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