George Santos Seeks Congressional Run Against New York Republican

Former Rep. George Santos (R-NY), expelled from Congress, recently announced that he will run for Congress again against a fellow New York Republican who voted to oust him.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Santos made the announcement while attending President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address in the House.

“New York hasn’t had a real conservative represent them since I left office arbitrarily, thanks to RINO, empty suits like @nicklalota. He is a willing to risk the future of our majority and the future of this country for his own political gain,” Santos wrote on the platform.

“Tonight, I want to announce that I will be returning to the arena of politics and challenging Nick for the battle over #NY1,” he added. “I look forward to debating him on the issues and on his weak record as a Republican. The fight for our majority is imperative for the survival of the country.”

Santos said he plans to run against Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY) in New York’s First Congressional District. It is unknown whether Santos will seek another run at Congress in 2024 since New York’s primaries will be conducted in April 2024.

LaLota fired back at Santos’ announcement, saying, “To raise the standard in Congress, and to hold a pathological liar who stole an election accountable, I led the charge to expel George Santos. If finishing the job requires beating him in a primary, count me in.”

Santos previously won a House seat in 2020. He was eventually found to have lied about most of the resumes he presented during his congressional campaign.

In October 2023, the former New York congressman was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on multiple federal charges, including wire and credit card fraud associated with campaign contributions, according to Just the News. He has not been convicted of a crime and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Santos was ousted from Congress in December 2023 over ethics violations. The House voted 311-114 to expel the New York congressman, with more than 105 Republicans siding with Democrats.