Santos steps down from committee assignments...
- Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, the chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, said he was surprised.“The bottom line is that he’s chosen to be off committees until his situation gets handled at a level that he’s comfortable with,” Williams said.
- They said Democrats were in the wrong for removing Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., from their committees two years ago.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
- “I think setting a precedent of allowing an appeal process for the Speaker’s and majority-party removal decisions is particularly important to freedom-loving legislators who usually are on the receiving end of issues like this,” Spartz said.___AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro and video journalist Nathan Ellgren contributed to this report.
- Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., said previously “two wrongs do not make a right” when it comes to ousting Omar.
- “To my constituents, I remain committed to serving the district, and delivering results for both New York’s Third Congressional District and for the American people.” Before issuing the statement, Santos addressed Republican lawmakers in a weekly closed-door meeting they have when in Washington.
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