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George Santos sworn in as congressman

New York Republican George Santos was sworn into office on Saturday to represent New York’s 3rd Congressional District. Democrats and some Republicans had called for Santos not to take office after he admitted to lying about details of his education, work experience, and career while on the campaign trail. But he was sworn in alongside 434 other members of the House of Representatives early Saturday morning after Kevin McCarthy was elected House speaker.

What will happen next? Santos has said he’s committed to delivering on the promises of his campaign, which include strengthening public safety, fighting inflation, and bolstering education. Federal prosecutors have begun investigating Santos’ finances, and local prosecutors have also said they’re reviewing whether Santos broke any laws. Now that he has been installed, the Justice Department and House Committee on Ethics may initiate further investigations.

Dig Deeper: Read Samuel D. James’ column in WORLD Opinions about how George Santos is a cautionary tale of self-protective lying.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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