McCarthy Sides With Santos: ‘The Voters Elected Him’

At a glance

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday declined to call for Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to resign over fabrications about his resume and questions about his finances even as New York Republicans raised the pressure on the embattled freshman lawmaker.
  • “I try to stick by the Constitution. The voters elected him to serve. If there is a concern, and he has to go through the Ethics, let him move through that,” McCarthy told reporters on Wednesday.
  • “He will continue to serve,” McCarthy said of Santos.

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