Long Island Republican George Santos was elected last month. A New York Times report questions whether he misled voters about key details in his background. The New York Democratic Party chairman calls for an ethics probe into whether Santos lied on his financial disclosure form. Lawyers for Santos criticized the Times without addressing substance of the report. Ethics Committee and U.S. attorney’s office should look into claims against Santos, says Zimmerman.
Some Democrats expressed disbelief that questions about Santos’s background didn’t surface more clearly. Zimmerman said his campaign learned about these issues but were “drowned out” in the governor’s race.