(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Outrage continued to build earlier this week after Congressman-elect George Santos, a New York Republican, posted a press release indicating that he had been sworn in to the House of Representatives.
Santos–who got himself caught in a campaign lying scandal–seemed simply to have misunderstood the procedure of choosing a House Speaker before new candidates can be sworn in.
“Representative George Santos was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office,” the press release informed.
Some on social media brutally mocked him for his error.
“In even more shocking news, Santos was also sworn in as the new President of the United States after beating Biden in gladiator combat,” one user wrote. “Surprised he didn’t say he’s now Speaker.”
Of course, numerous other freshman representatives made the same mistake.
NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur noted that “the same language appeared for numerous other freshman members on their new websites,” including California Democrat Robert Garcia.
No new candidates will be sworn in until the House Speaker dilemma is resolved.
The Left, sensing a chance to weaken the Republicans’ narrow House majority, has gone after Santos with everything they have, harassing him every time he shows his face in public.
George Santos remains silent while being grilled non-stop about his false biography… pic.twitter.com/LpC1cmoEaK
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 3, 2023
Rep-elect George Santos (R-NY) walked into a dead end in the basement of the Longworth House Office Bldg while speeding ahead of the press corps. Then had to turn around pic.twitter.com/TC61V33LvX
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 3, 2023
The Washington Post continued its obsessive coverage of Santos, who has failed to win over allies on both sides of the aisle so far.
The Associated Press also covered Santos’s body language as incoming representatives waited for the House Speaker vote to be decided in order to be sworn in.