'Sick and sociopathic man': House Dem explains why Santos' scandals are 'too serious to ignore'
U.S. Rep.-elect George Santos, R- N.Y., speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas on Nov. 19, 2022. - WADE VANDERVORT/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) on Tuesday told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace that he would not let his Republican colleagues simply try to sweep scandal-plagued Rep. George Santos (R-NY) under the rug.

Although House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has so far refused to put pressure on Santos to step down, Torres said that was not going to be a tenable position going forward.

"These allegations are too serious to ignore," Torres charged. "He's clearly a sick and sociopathic man who pretended to be the victim of an assassination attempt, who pretended to have a mother who died in 9/11 and to have employees who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting, and who had ancestors who survived the Holocaust. I mean, he's so pathologically deceitful that every word he utters should be presumed to be a lie until proven otherwise."

Wallace noted that McCarthy had nonetheless given Santos two committee assignments, which she suggested meant that Santos was safe for the time being.

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Torres replied that there was simply no way Santos could continue serving in the House of Representatives.

"He has no business being a member of Congress, let alone a member of any committee," he said. "He is a disgrace and his ability to govern has been crippled by complete collapse of his credibility. He has no credibility with his constituents, no credibility with his colleagues. He's a punch line for comedians rather than a public servant for his constituents and the only path forward for him is resignation."

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