George Santos goes scorched earth on former colleagues, vows to file ethics complaints against 4 reps

George Santos goes scorched earth on former colleagues, vows to file ethics complaints against 4 reps

Disgraced serial liar Rep. George Santos took a blowtorch to former colleagues who voted to boot him from Congress, accusing four of serious violations and vowing to file ethics complaints against them.

Hours after his Friday expulsion, Santos wrote on X he’d be filing formal complaints Monday, beginning with Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island), who he suggested participated in “insider trading” — without Santos providing a shred of proof.

“Monday I will be filling [sic] an official complaint with the Office of congressional Ethics against @NMalliotakis regarding her questionable stock trading since joining the Ways and Means committee this Congress,” Santos wrote in his pre-midnight tirade.

“Before joining the committee the congresswoman didn’t have an active trading habit or a high volume stake. The question is, what set of information is she trading with?”

In another post, Santos christened his fellow Republican as “Nicole MalioStockTips. The signature bank trades she did REEKS of insider trading much like Paul Pelosi’s every trade!”

Former Rep. George Santos spent his first hours after being expelled from Congress dropping dirt on his former colleagues. Getty Images

Malliotakis purchased as much as $15,000 in stock from Community Bancorp after a meeting with federal regulators earlier this year about the impending collapse of Signature Bank. The value of her shares exploded when it was later announced the bank would acquire Signature, The Hill reported. 

Santos, who is openly gay, also made sexual insinuations about Malliotakis, who as a state lawmaker voted against gay marriage but later said she regretted her position.

“@NMalliotakis the difference between you and I is that I don’t live in denial, I’m a PROUD GAY man and I’m not afraid to say it,” Santos sniped.

Santos accused Congresswoman Malliotakis of insider trading. @MrSantosNY/X

“We don’t respond to expelled George Santos because he is a scorned and known serial liar,” said Malliotakis spokeswoman Natalie Baldassarre, adding her boss denied all his claims.

Next Santos targeted upstate Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY).

“On Monday I will be filling an Ethics complaint against @RepMikeLawler for questionable campaign finance violations,” Santos wrote. “Congressman Lawler owns portion of Checkmate Strategies and he uses the same firm that he is a beneficiary of to pay for services related to his campaign. The concerning questions are; [sic] is Mr Lawler engaging in laundering money form [sic] his campaign to his firm then into his own pocket?”

Lawler’s congressional campaign did pay his own consulting firm, City and State reported in October 2022. Team Lawler said at the time that he went “above and beyond, instructing the firm’s accountants to firewall him from any profits resulting from his campaign.”

Reps. Mike Lawler and Nick LaLota were among those targeted by George Santos. @MrSantosNY/X

“Being attacked by a serial liar and con man like George Santos is a badge of honor,” said Lawler spokesman Nate Soule.

Santos also went after his one-time Long Island colleague, Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY), who once headed the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

“LaLota obtained his JD attending Hofstra in day school while he was supposed to be working at the Board of elections at the same time,” Santos claimed. “The questionable actions are? Did Rep Lalota no-show to his tax pay [sic] funded job while going to school and if so he can potential [sic] have stolen public funds form the tax payers of NY.”

After being expelled from Congress, Santos took X and fired off a series of tweets against former colleagues. @MrSantosNY/X

A rep for LaLota shot back saying Santos was “just mad the congressman has three actual degrees while he lied about having one.”

Santos promised a fourth ethics complaint against Rep. Rob Menendez (D-NJ), the freshman New Jersey congressman and son of Sen. Bob Menendez — who is facing a string of federal corruption indictments.

“There remains a question of what did he know and when did he know it, the complaint is to seek clarification from the freshman congressman on his involvement with his fathers overseas dealing over the years and any potential compensation he received,” Santos wrote.

Menendez did not respond to a request for comment.

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