New York Republican Rep. George Santos has announced he will recuse himself from all committee assignments amid ongoing investigations.
In a statement, Santos said he will step down from his committee assignments until the investigations are resolved.
“I believe it is in the best interest of the House and my constituents that I take a temporary step back from my committee assignments and focus on resolving these issues,” Santos said.
The announcement comes after a historic margin of constituents called on Santos to resign. The Washington Post reported that the margin was greater than any in the past decade.
The investigations into Santos involve allegations of misconduct and misuse of funds.
The move has been met with mixed reactions. Some have praised Santos for taking responsibility for his actions and for putting the needs of the House and his constituents first. Others have criticized him for not taking a stronger stance against the allegations.
Santos has asked the House to appoint someone to take his place on the committees while he focuses on resolving the issues.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.