New York Representative George Santos has told GOP colleagues that he is temporarily stepping back from his congressional committee assignments as he faces multiple investigations.
Steve Israel, professor of government and policy at Cornell University and a former congressman, can speak to the ramifications for Santos’ constituents. He says most of the hard work is done in committees.
“One thing I learned in sixteen years in Congress is that most of the hard work is done in committees. That’s where bipartisan relations are formed, where legislation important to your district is crafted, where you can advocate for your constituents. We’re now paying George Santos not to do the hard work.”