NY Dems Introduce SANTOS Act To Push Lawmakers Who Fabricate Background

  • A pair of Democratic lawmakers from New York introduced a bill that would punish candidates for lying about their background while running for office — legislation that targets their Republican colleague, Rep. George Santos (R-NY).
  • Reps. Dan Goldman (D-NY) and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) introduced the “Stopping Another Non Truthful Office Seeker” Act in the House on Thursday, targeting the Republican freshman as he faces widespread criticism and calls to resign after he fabricated several details of his resume.
  • The bill would require candidates to submit additional biographical information when filing for office, and it would impose penalties for those who are caught lying about their background.
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