George Santos scandal consumes Congress, chafes lawmakers on both sides of aisle

January 30, 2023

Trailed constantly by shouting reporters, Rep. George Santos has become one of the most watched first-term congressmen in history. “Can a fraud like George Santos be trusted to oversee fraud?” Torres asked dryly. A spokeswoman for Santos, Naysa Woomer, pushed back on the notion that Santos’ presence would hamper the work of Congress. Abdullah Hassan, a 23-year-old law student at George Washington University, said he interned on Santos’ failed 2020 House campaign. “No one poses a greater threat to the integrity of Congress than George Santos,” Torres said.