Common Cause/NY Statement on Rep. Santos Indictment

NEW YORK, NY (05/10/2023) (readMedia)-- Today, in response to breaking news that the Eastern District of New York has indicted Rep. George Santos with seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making false statements to the House of Representatives, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY, put out the following statement:

"Mr. Santos' breathtaking scope of lies has left his constituents -- and all New Yorkers -- gasping for air and calling for accountability. Now that the Eastern District of New York has appropriately indicted him, Mr. Santos should resign. It's been clear for a long time that the voters have been defrauded, and Mr. Santos' seat in Congress is tantamount to an ill gotten gain: he should not be allowed to profit from the fruits of his deception. Voters deserve a representative who doesn't lie and deceive their way into power, and unfortunately they have waited too long for Mr. Santos to do the right thing and resign."