Nassau County GOP calls on Santos to resign N.Y. House seat

At a press conference Wednesday, Nassau County, N.Y., Republican Chairman Joseph Cairo called Rep. George Santos to resign, saying that his 2022 campaign for the House of Representatives consisted of “deceit, lies and fabrication.” Cairo said he should not serve as a public official and “We do not consider him one of our congresspeople.”

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JOSEPH CAIRO: We're gathered here today to talk about George Santos. George Santos' campaign last year, 2022, was-- Hello, Anthony. George Santos' campaign last year was a campaign of deceit, lies, and fabrication. He deceived the voters of the third congressional district.

He deceived the members of the Nassau County Republican Committee, elected officials, his colleagues, candidates, his opponents, and even some of the media. His lies were not mere fibs. He disgraced the House of Representatives, and in particular, his fabrications went too far.

Many groups were hurt. Specifically, I look at those families that were touched by the horrors of the Holocaust and feel for them. It has no place in the Nassau County Republican Committee, nor should he serve in public service, nor as an elected official. He's not welcome here at Republican headquarters for meetings or at any of our events.

As I said, he's disgraced the House of Representatives and we do not consider him one of our congresspeople. Today, on behalf of the Nassau County Republican Committee, I am calling for his immediate resignation.