Nassau County Republican Party calls on George Santos to resign

The Nassau County Republican Party is calling on embattled Long Island Congressman George Santos to resign.

It marks the most significant move from members within his own party to call for the lawmaker to give up his seat.

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said the county will not do any business with Santos, and said Congressman Anthony D'Esposito has agreed to take any calls related to the 3rd Congressional District.

One by one, leaders of Nassau’s Republican Party called on one of their own to resign immediately.

The calls for Santos’ resignation come after repeated lies about his personal, professional and religious backgrounds.

But Santos, who is in Washington, is refusing. Instead, he’s taking to Twitter to say he remains committed to serving the people of the district, not his party or politicians.

Meanwhile, officials say it’s the politicians within his party who are now left to pick up the pieces.

"Any federal constituent calls that come into the County Executive’s office will now be referred to Congressman Anthony D’Esposito," said Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman.

Cairo plans to change the vetting process. He says all funds donated to the Nassau County Republican Committee for Santos have been returned - this as multiple investigations into his campaign finances are underway.

"I remember specifically that he said he was a star on the Baruch volleyball team and they won the league championship," he said.

Suffolk and the NY GOP committees support the call for Santos to resign. Meanwhile Santos has people defending him including House Speaker McCarthy who said the voters chose him. The Chair of the Queens GOP Committee also says right now it’s allegations and Santos has a right to due process.

Santos was sworn into Congress early Saturday morning, but on Tuesday, he received his first House Ethics Committee complaint from sitting members for "failing to file timely, accurate, and complete financial disclosure reports."

Crusaders against corruption and criminality are going after Santos saying the 34-year-old who admitted to lying about much of his background is a fraud who can’t be trusted.

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The Campaign Legal Center also filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. The nonpartisan watchdog group questions sources of funding including the $705,000 Santos loaned to his campaign.

"We raised the claim that in fact some outside source - that could be from some individual, corporation or foreign national gave him the money illegally to run for congress," said Saurav Ghosh who is the Director of Federal Campaign Finance Reform at Campaign Legal Center.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise weighed in on concerns surrounding Santos saying his past will be discussed with him directly.  

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Meanwhile, Santos continued to dodge reporters in Washington. And locally, the door at his district office in Douglaston remained closed. A spokesperson shared this picture saying maintenance and electrical issues inside the building have prevented them from opening.

FOX 5 New York reached out to the landlord who acknowledged there are problems within the space and says it’s typical when a new tenant takes over, and it’s being worked on now. A spokesperson for Santos tells me they hope to have the office up and running by the end of the week.

For his part Santos’ attorney says he’s not commenting on recent complaints filed, citing ongoing investigations.