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George Santos Leaving Republican Party—Running For Reelection As An Independent

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2024
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Former Rep. George Santos, R.-N.Y., announced Friday he is leaving the Republican Party and will seek reelection as an independent candidate in November despite being expelled from the House of Representatives in December after he was embroiled in controversy and fraud indictments. Santos said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “after today’s embarrassing showing in the house”—apparently referring to the passage of a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown—he “can no longer be part of the Republican Party.” “I will take my Ultra MAGA/Trump supporting...

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