George Santos files paperwork for potential 2024 re-election campaign

Rep. George Santos leaves the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12. Photo: Win McNamee via Getty Images

Embattled Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) filed paperwork declaring his intention to run for re-election in 2024 — even as he continues to face criticism and scrutiny for fabricating large swaths of his background.

Driving the news: Filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission is not a confirmation of a 2024 campaign, but it reflects his refusal to step down as he continues to fend off accusations of lying.

  • Santos, who is facing a House ethics probe, most recently denied allegations that he was the mastermind behind a 2017 credit card skimming scam.

Worth noting: Many lawmakers, including Republicans, have come out against Santos and called on him to resign.

  • Several of his New York Republican colleagues backed draft legislation to stop him from profiting after leaving office.
  • A poll conducted in January found that 78% of Santos' constituents say he should resign.

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