George Santos hits back at Mitt Romney, says SOTU snub ‘wasn’t very Mormon of him’
George Santos responded to reporters after being confronted by Mitt Romney on the House floor Tuesday night.
The New York Republican took offense to Mr. Romney’s furious remarks; The Utah senator told reporters after Joe Biden’s State of the Union address that he told Mr Santos he did not belong in Congress and should resign.
Calling Mr. Santos an “a**,” the Utah senator and former presidential candidate told reporters that he informed Mr. Santos that he was not in Congress and should resign. Barring that, Mr. Romney said, Mr. Santos shouldn’t be looking for the cameras.
“Given the fact that he is under ethical investigation, he should be seated in the back row and remain silent, instead of marching past the president and people entering the room,” Mr. Romney said. afterwards.
On Wednesday, Mr. Santos insinuated that the incident was somehow a transgression against Mr. Romney’s Mormon faith. Mr. Santos is not a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints.
“I think it’s reprehensible for the senator to say such a thing to me in the humiliating manner he said,” Santos told reporters on Capitol Hill.
“That wasn’t very Mormon of him.”
Mr. Romney’s harsh words to his fellow Republican on Tuesday night became one of the most talked about moments after the president’s speech. The senator’s reaction will likely put even more pressure on Kevin McCarthy to support Mr. Santos’ removal from Congress, something a number of Republicans and Democrats are calling for.
The newly elected Republican president declined to do so, perhaps out of concern for his already tenuous hold on the lower house. The member of Congress is the subject of several investigations, including one led by the FBI.
Mr. Santos has vowed to stay in office for two years even as he faces dwindling support within the GOP and a steady barrage of negative headlines about his misrepresentations.
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