GOP Rep. George Santos said Wednesday that he will not resign despite calls from Nassau County, New York, Republican leaders for him to step down because he fabricated his resume.

“George Santos’s campaign last year was a campaign of deceit, lies and fabrication,” Nassau County GOP chair Joseph Cairo said Wednesday at a press conference, The Hill reported. “Today I am calling for his immediate resignation.”

Santos, whose district includes the northern part of Nassau County, is facing investigations from Brazilian prosecutorsthe Nassau County District Attorney and others. 

The newly-elected New York Republican told reporters Wednesday that he “will not” resign, according to Fox News.

Santos, the first openly gay Republican elected to the House without being an incumbent, admitted to lying on his resume in late December. He said he never finished college nor did he work directly for Citigroup or Goldman Sachs. 

He has also been under scrutiny for claiming that his mother was at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, his grandparents fled the Holocaust and, most recently, that he was an early COVID survivor.

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