Residents dwelling in New York’s Congressional District 3 joined Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan exterior Congressman George Santos’ Douglaston workplace on Friday, Jan. 13, in calling for the disgraced consultant’s resignation or expulsion from Congress.
The protest was meant to be the beginning of Lafazan’s “Where’s George” marketing campaign, as Santos has but to return to the district and open the workplace per week after being sworn into workplace.
Lafazan stated this was not the one place he and different residents have convened to point out their displeasure with Santos and his lies. Along with the congressional district workplace, Lafazan and others have additionally convened exterior Santos’ listed handle in Whitestone, in addition to the federal courthouse in Islip, to name for an investigation and out of doors marketing campaign headquarters. Moreover, protesters and native leaders gathered exterior the congressional district workplace final Saturday to name for Santos to resign.
“We’ll continue to convene and hold him accountable,” Lafazan stated. “It is clear from George Santos’ own words that he will not resign. He’s behaving like a petulant child. He’s showing weakness, not showing up for the voters who elected him, not showing up to do the job he got elected to do but hiding and speaking only to those who give him safe comfort. We are here today to say that if George Santos does not come to the voters then the voters will come to Mr. Santos. Everywhere you go we will be there to hold you accountable. You don’t get to run for Congress and hide from the people who voted for you.”
Lafazan referred to Santos as a liar and fraud who didn’t have any disgrace. He known as Santos out for being morally wicked sufficient to lie about his grandparents surviving the Holocaust and having employed individuals who had been killed in the Pulse Nightclub shootings.
In line with Jody Kass-Finkel of Involved Residents of New York’s Third Congressional District, she believes the one two paths to getting Santos out of Congress are to both pressure him to resign or get him expelled. The non-partisan group wrote a press release calling for both of those outcomes and are presently asking for elected officers to signal it.
“George Santos is a national story, he’s a national embarrassment … so we are looking to get Congress to expel him,” Finkel stated. “If you’re not willing to sign this, you’re paying lip service to the voters of this district.”
Individuals of all ages and backgrounds gathered to participate in this rally, together with 17-year-old Marion Karp, of Mamaroneck Excessive Faculty.
“We are standing behind an empty storefront and we are not being represented and our views are not being accounted for in Congress, which is a tragedy and a contradiction to the value of our democracy,” Karp stated. “I should be in school but I’m here because of the lies of Santos.”
“This man comes to my community and thinks he’s going to represent me? I’m so disgusted,” Queens resident Vicky Cosgrove added. “I would like to see him running with his pants on fire and out of this country even.”