House Accountability War Room Demands McCarthy Investigate Santos After Goldman, Torres File Ethics Complaint

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After Representatives Dan Goldman (D-NY) and Richie Torres (D-NY) filed an ethics complaint against GOP Congressman George Santos (NY-03) today following his admission that he lied about most aspects of his life, House Accountability War Room senior advisor Zac Petkanas issued the following statement:

“By his own admission, George Santos lied about nearly every aspect of his life, deceiving voters in New York’s third congressional district to win a seat in Congress. Yet, in the face of such egregious misconduct and even as numerous investigations unfold, Kevin McCarthy and Republican leadership have not only remained silent, but they’ve actually moved to shield Santos from accountability by gutting the ethics office.

“While it’s clear that Republican lawmakers care far more about staying in power than doing right by the American people or preserving our democracy, Congress must get answers on behalf of the voters that Santos defrauded—and that starts with an ethics investigation.”

Over the weekend, Courage for America and Unrig Our Economy joined elected officials, community leaders, and constituents outside Santos’ district office in Queens to demand Speaker McCarthy immediately launch a House Ethics Committee investigation into Santos’ misconduct. Earlier this month, state lawmakers, faith leaders, and other community members also rallied on the steps of the Nassau County Courthouse where they presented an open letter to McCarthy signed by over 800 constituents urging Congress to investigate Santos.

For questions about the campaign to hold Santos accountable or to speak with a spokesperson, contact [email protected].