WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative George Santos, who lied about much of his resume and life story, will be removed from Congress if found to have broken campaign finance laws, fellow Republican and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said on Sunday.
"It's not up to me or any other member of Congress to determine whether he can be kicked out for lying.
Now, if he broke campaign finance laws, then he will be removed from Congress.".
Santos has repeatedly refused to resign, even as pressure has grown within his own party for him to do so.
On Thursday, he said he would vacate his New York City-area seat only if he loses the next election.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said he will leave Santos' fate to the Ethics Committee and voters.
"But it is altogether something else if the top levels of Republican leadership knew about Mr. Santos' lies during the campaign and chose to be complicit.". »