George Santos, a Long Island Republican who won a pivotal U.S. House race in November, acknowledged Monday night that he embellished his biography, seeking to explain his actions by saying in a radio interview that “a lot of people overstate in their résumés.”
Embellished is doing a lot of heavy lifting there. There is almost nothing true in his campaign bio, and it seems likely that our toothless FEC might actually be forced to do… something?
Candidates are required to file accurate reports of their finances with the clerk of the House. If a candidate knowingly files a form that is false, it could violate a number of laws, according to the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.
The attorney general may pursue civil or criminal penalties against someone who “knowingly and willfully falsifies” financial disclosure statements filed to the House, according to the instruction guide by the House Ethics Committee on filing such statements. Fines can reach up to $250,000 and imprisonment can be as long as five years, according to the guide. And the House can take “additional action,” according to the guide.
As I said, don’t hold your breath. K-Mac needs his support.
And I STILL want to know how he ended up at the Schlapp’s house for the Christmas Party also attended by SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the virgin mayor of keg city.