December 31, 2022

Besides the vulgarity, there's also the small point that what Santos is doing is illegal. No one in congress is allowed to charge for Capitol tours.

“George Santos, who never misses an opportunity to violate Congressional Ethics, is charging people for touring the US Capitol and attending his Congressional swearing-in,” Bronx Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres tweeted.

Source: New York Post

Public backlash is not stopping Long Island and Queens Rep.-elect George Santos from trying to milk still-loyal supporters for money when he gets sworn into office on Jan. 3.

The 34-year-old Republican — who admitted earlier this week to lying about his professional background, academic credentials and ancestry during his successful campaign for the House of Representatives — is offering supporters a bus trip to DC, lunch and a “Team Santos Tour” of the US Capitol’s grounds, while asking VIPs to chip in $500 each to outdo the $100 paid by people with “attendee” status, according to an invitation obtained by The Post.

The brazen ask stunned members of both parties when it began circulating late Thursday and into Friday.

“George Santos, who never misses an opportunity to violate Congressional Ethics, is charging people for touring the US Capitol and attending his Congressional swearing-in,” Bronx Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres tweeted.

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