FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 10, 2023
Monica Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK—Stand Up America Executive Director and former Senior Advisor to the New York Attorney General Christina Harvey issued the following statement after U.S. Representative George Santos was charged with multiple counts of wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and making false statements to the House of Representatives.
“George Santos should resign immediately. He lied to voters about nearly every aspect of his life, and now we know that he broke the law numerous times and stole from the American people by falsely claiming employment benefits that should have gone to struggling New Yorkers. Santos’ constituents deserve real representation in Congress, not a morally bankrupt and now indicted fraud.
“If Santos refuses to step down, Speaker McCarthy and House Republicans must remove him from office. Continuing to shield Santos as a member of the slim Republican majority would be a betrayal of McCarthy’s oath of office and the ultimate act of cowardice by the Republicans who now control the House.”
Stand Up America members have sent more than 17,000 emails to their members of Congress demanding that they expel Santos from the House of Representatives.
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.