Santos Momentarily Held Up House Speaker Vote Not Responding To Name
- Rep.-elect George Santos temporarily resisted the speaker vote by refusing to respond to his name.
- Santos is under investigation for lying to voters during campaign.
- Twitter users were prompted to further question his identity by the video of him not responding.
The fifth House Speaker vote was stalled by George Santos, a New York Representative-elect, who didn’t respond to his name being called during the period.
“Santos. Santos,” a voice spoke over a microphone. Santos kept his head down, and the person in front of him seemed to be speaking quietly. According to video, he raised his hand just moments after his name was called the second time. captured by CSPANAlso posted to Twitter on Wednesday by The Recount
—The Recount (@therecount) January 4, 2023
The intense scrutiny of the 34-year-old Republican is intense running a campaign rooted in dishonesty, being investigated in the US. and by Brazilian authorities, getting called out by an ex-boyfriendHe robbed his phone and failed to pay his bills.
The Recount posted a video that prompted Twitter users and others to make fun of Santos’ absence.
“Bueller… Bueller… Bueller,” one user quipped.
—Hamby aka Walt’s Dad (@HambySanDiego) January 4, 2023
Santos avoided reporters on his first day at Congress and sat alone throughout the day. Insider reported. After he voted for Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday, a fellow congressman called Santos a Portuguese liar. Insider also reported.
The New York PostAccording to reports, Santos was somewhat aloof during Wednesday’s vote. He seemed to be primarily distracted by his phone and not engaged in the voting process.
Santos voted in favorMcCarthy could become House Speaker. McCarthy has not been elected House Speaker despite six votes in two days.
—Acyn (@Acyn) January 3, 2023
Santos could not be reached immediately for comment.
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