Congressman Seth Moulton Urges Speaker McCarthy to Exclude George Santos from Access to Classified Information

Moulton joined by Reps. Pat Ryan, Chrissy Houlahan, and Jeff Jackson on letter sent today

Washington, D.C.—Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Pat Ryan (D-N.Y.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), and Jeff Jackson (D-N.C.) are urging Speaker McCarthy to exclude George Santos from accessing classified information, including appointment to any Congressional Committees that may facilitate and require the use of this information.   

In a letter sent to the Speaker of the House today, the four members – who all have national security backgrounds – write: “In the past few weeks, it has become apparent that Mr. Santos has blatantly fabricated his biographical history, misled the public, and received hundreds of thousands of dollars in unaccounted for campaign contributions… This is particularly alarming due to the nature of the information that we, as Members of Congress, have access to. The nature of our position requires knowledge of and exposure to highly sensitive, top secret national security information.”                                         

“We know firsthand the tremendous effort and sacrifice that goes into keeping this country safe,” the letter later states. “We view Mr. Santos a direct threat to national security and ask that you ensure Mr. Santos is excluded from access to our nation’s most sensitive information and participation in any Committee work that might involve the use of classified information.”

Congressman Moulton currently sits on the House Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. He is a Marine veteran who served four tours in Iraq. 

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