NYS has no recall laws, no?
So if he refuses to resign, and the house (probably) won't expel him (or even vote on the matter), then there's nothing that could be done? He just serves until Jan 2025 if he is shameless enough?
No recalls in NYS, unfortunately. We’re stuck with him unless he’s expelled or he resigns.
Unprecedented in recent memory, so I looked up the requirements to expel a member, and it's a 2/3 majority, just like an executive branch impeachment.
I don't think, even with the NY GOP defections, that we're going to see 2/3 vote to unseat this creepy weirdo.
Newest bit of info here is that he was involved in a "classic Ponzi scheme."https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/13/politics ... index.html
Santos told The Daily Beast in 2022 that he was “as distraught and disturbed as everyone else” to learn of allegations against Harbor City. But in a since-removed tweet on his since-deleted personal Twitter account, a potential customer questioned claims the company had a 100% bank guarantee on their investment in the form of a stand by line of credit (SBLC).
“The market instability is leading to sever (sic) capital erosion. @HarborCityCap offers you a strategy that mitigates loss and risk while creating cash flow, meanwhile your principle is 100% secured by an SBLC held by various major institutions. #fixedincome #alternativeinvestment #win,” Santos tweeted in April 2020 under the name George Devolder, using his mother’s family name.
In June, a potential customer responded to that tweet from Santos saying he looked into a SBLC from Harbor City and found it to be fraudulent.
That’s the US House that has to vote this. And there’s no way, with a slim GOP majority, that 2/3rds of the members would vote to kick Santos out. I bet there wouldn’t even be that many defections. Maybe some of the newer NY members, since they all had very narrow wins and he makes the state look bad, but doubtful from other states.
But unfortunately, there is no state mechanism to recall a politician. Really wish there was like in California.
And it does look like his office finally opened. Same location as Suozzi’s. https://bronx.news12.com/local-official ... e-campaign
And it looks like Santos took money from a migrant smuggler. https://www.thedailybeast.com/george-sa ... oppedisano
I’m willing to bet money that his parents came here illegally. Brazilians were the second largest group of illegals in the country for a long time. Not sure if that’s the case today, but it was for many years. Kind of ironic since he has harsh words towards illegals.