Santos has lied about everything from where he went to college to his Jewish ancestry. He’s being investigated by local, state and federal authorities. He told reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday that he does not plan to resign.
The Nassau County GOP made the rebuke official later Wednesday at its Westbury, N.Y., headquarters.
The same day, Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters he wouldn’t sit Santos on any of the so-called “A Committees” — including more powerful panels such as Judiciary, Ways and Means and Budget, which typically don’t go to first-term lawmakers anyway. It’s still unclear if Santos will be seated on committees at all, as some of his GOP colleagues have called to totally exclude him from panel spots.
McCarthy and other House Republican leaders still haven’t publicly signaled how they plan to handle Santos’ fabrications internally.
Joe Spector, Francis Chung and Olivia Beavers contributed to this report.