K-Mac who is very bad at his job, explains why he is not going to oust George Santos:
I think the way we translate this is that K-Mac needs a loyal member to always back him up, and he’s not going to be the one to kick out Ronald Reagan’s bastard son (we’re guessing that Santos is only days away from claim that).
RUNNING THE NUMBERS: Four sitting GOP members of Congress from New York — Reps. Anthony D’Esposito, Brandon Williams, Nick LaLota and Nick Langworthy (who’s also party chair) — called on disgraced freshman Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to resign. But there’s a cold hard reason why House Republican leaders may not swiftly follow suit: math.
In short, McCarthy currently has 222 votes in the chamber while Democrats have 212, meaning he can only lose four on any measure. A Santos resignation would drop that to 221. Democrats are heavily favored in a Feb. 21 special election to fill the seat of the late-Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), which would further erode McCarthy’s margin to just three on any bill.
New York law grants the governor the power to determine when to hold special elections, specifying they must occur between 70 and 80 days following a proclamation. That means the seat could be vacant for a considerable amount of time if Santos, who said Wednesday “I will NOT resign,” changed his mind. His resignation, in a seat won by President Joe Biden in 2020, would immediately also trigger a competitive special election for the GOP to defend. Democrats believe they’d have a real shot of flipping the seat, which belonged to Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) until he left the House for his failed gubernatorial bid.
ICYMI: Dozens of local Republican officials called for his resignation on Wednesday at an event in Nassau County.
Anyway, K-Mac clearly has set up the daily message: