Comer On Santos: ‘He’s A Bad Guy’

Kentucky Rep. James Comer on Sunday delivered perhaps the most stinging rebuke within his House Republican Conference for newly-elected member GOP Rep. George Santos.
Republican candidate for New York's 3rd Congressional District George Santos campaigns outside a Stop and Shop store, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Glen Cove, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

At a glance

  • Comer, now chairman of the House Oversight committee, called Santos, who lied and exaggerated about his accomplishments during his winning 2022 midterm campaign, a “bad guy.”
  • Comer also said Santos will be removed from Congress if found to have broken campaign finance laws.
  • “It’s not up to me or any other member of Congress to determine whether he can be kicked out for lying,” Comer also said on CNN. “Now, if he broke campaign finance laws, then he will be removed from Congress.

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