Congressman George Santos faced a 13-count indictment on Wednesday in New York. Charges include wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and making false statements to the House of Representatives.
Santos was turned himself in and was awaiting arraignment on Wednesday afternoon at a federal court in Long Island. U.S. Attorney Breon Peace said the indictment aims to hold Santos responsible for his alleged dishonest actions during his time in Congress.
Accusations include misusing political contributions, applying unlawfully for unemployment benefits, and lying to the House of Representatives.
Republican colleagues, like Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, are calling for Santos’ resignation, believing the justice system will reveal his deceitful past. Other Republicans, including Rep. Marcus Molinaro and Rep. Nick LaLota, also want Santos to leave office.