Embattled Rep-elect George Santos gets the cold shoulder dur

Embattled Rep-elect George Santos gets the cold shoulder during days-long House speaker race

Rep.-elect George Santos has had a rough first few days in Washington

Rep.-elect George Santos avoids reporters as he arrives at Capitol Hill office

Rep.-elect George Santos, R-N.Y., who is under pressure after admitting to fabricating key parts of his resume, was seen avoiding reporters as he arrived to his Capitol Hill office Tuesday.

Rep.-electGeorge Santoshas received an awkward welcome to Washington so far. The newly elected New York congressman, who has been embattled in scandal over his fabricated resume, appears to have received the cold shoulder from many of his GOP colleagues throughout the tumultuous House speaker race.

On the first day of voting, Santos was seen sitting by himself toward the back of the chamber on his phone while a group ofNew York Republicanschatted nearby. Santos will represent New Yorks 3rd Congressional District once sworn into office.


Rep.-elect George Santos sits by himself in the House chamber on the first day of the House speaker race.(Anna Moneymaker)

Later that day, a group of GOP lawmakers from New York took a picture with Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy with the caption New York is in the House! in which Santos was noticeably absent.

At one point on Wednesday as voting entered its second day, Twitter users circulated a photo of Santos appearing to hover in the background of a conversation between Rep.-elect Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and a group of GOP lawmakers.

Throughout day two of voting, Santos was noticeably absent on the House floor and out of view of cameras, exiting to the cloakroom and reappearing to cast his vote for McCarthy, according to multiple reports. At one point, Santos even missed casting his vote, appearing to mishear his named called twice during voting.

Rep.-elect George Santos has admitted to embellishing his resume during his successful run for New Yorks 3rd Congressional District.(Win McNamee)

The vote for speaker has dragged on two days, entering its sixth vote Wednesday afternoon asRepublican Leader Kevin McCarthyfailed to earn the 218 votes needed to win the mbers will gather again Thursday to commence the seventh round of voting.

This is the first time in over a century that a speakership vote hasadvanced beyond the first ballot.


Santos hasadmitted to speaking falselyabout both his work experience and his education during his successful campaign to flip his Long Island congressional district for Republicans in November.

During his campaign, he falsely claimed he graduated from college with degrees in finance and worked for Goldman Sachs and Citibank. Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly opened an investigation into Santos last week.

Fox News Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

Sophia Slacik is a production assistant for Fox News Digital.

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