(TheRedWire.com) – Following Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) decision to allow Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to have committee assignments, Reps. Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.) and Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) both sent a letter to McCarthy asking him to restrict the access to classified information that would be available to Santos.
In the letter, they claimed they had “serious” concerns regarding Santos having access to classified information as it could prove to be a “significant risk” to the nation’s security. They added that these concerns stem from not only the recent allegations that have been brought forth against Santos, but also from his behavior in the past few decades which have widely led to Santos not being perceived as a person that can be trusted, but rather as someone who could potentially end up being a threat to the country’s national security.
In the letter, they also wrote that Santos had repeatedly in the past broken the public’s trust which is part of the reason why McCarthy needed to use his power in order to limit the access to classified information that George Santos had.
In the letter, Morelle and Meeks also request that Santos should not be allowed in classified briefings. In the last few months, Santos has come under fire for multiple reasons.
Allegations have pointed out the inconsistencies and lies in the way that Santos spoke about his background. There are also signs that he might have violated campaign finance laws. A complaint has already been filed with the Ethics Committee which should be the one to deal with Santos from there.
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