(PartiallyPolitics.com) New House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) called Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) a “bad guy” after many reports have arisen regarding the congressman lying during his election campaign about his personal, academic, and professional background. Despite these comments, Comer did not say whether or not Santos should resign.

During an interview with host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Comer noted that while Santos was a “bad guy” who told some “despicable lies” he is unfortunately not the first politician to have lied to get to where they are. Despite this Santos had been duly elected by voters. Comer also said that he had not yet met Santos.

A growing number of House Republicans are calling for Santos to resign over the lies he had told. Some of the things Santos lied about include where he got his college degree and his work experience at top Wall Street firms.

This is not the only trouble on the horizon for Santos right now, as he is also facing a federal investigation over his campaign finances. Lawmakers have also called for the House Ethics Committee or authorities to investigate the lies that Santos wrote on his resume.

Comer said that Santos is being examined thoroughly but the decision or not about whether he should stay in Congress is not Comer’s or any other Congress members to make. He added that following the investigations there is a chance of Santos having to leave Congress if he is found to have broken campaign finance laws.

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