Headline RoundupFebruary 1st, 2023

Santos's Treasurer Quits as He Forgoes Committee Assignments Amid Probes

AllSides Summary

As embattled Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) recuses himself from House Committee assignments amid investigations into his campaign and personal finances, the treasurer for his 2020 and 2022 campaigns has resigned.

Key Quotes: Santos is "reserving his seats on his assigned committees until he has been properly cleared of both campaign and personal financial investigations," said one of his aides in a statement to CBS News.

For Context: On Tuesday, Santos announced his intentions to House colleagues. He is facing a number of investigations into fabrications he made while campaigning, which is causing blowback from the public and both sides of Congress.

How the Media Covered it: The investigations engulfing Santos have been covered by sources across the political spectrum, many of which noted that Santos has repeatedly rebuffed calls to resign from the House of Representatives.

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