The GOP May Not Lose George Santos’s House Seat After All

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The House Republicans and Democrats worked together to shrink the GOP majority last year by expelling Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., despite his not being charged or convicted of a crime. Democrats have been accused of worse things and still held their seats.

Rep. Jamal Bowman, D-NY, did not face any consequences when he pulled a fire alarm to delay a House voting even though it violated both local and federal laws. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted for federal bribery and is yet to be expelled. Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), said that Menendez has a constitutional right to fair and due process. Funny how things work, right? Due process is only available to Democrats.

 

Santos being expelled from the House of Representatives created the impression that it was inevitable that the seat would be filled in a special election and that ultimately, the seat would return to Democratic control. This would not be the first instance of such an event. Democrats tend to be reelected under the shadow of scandal while Republicans lose seats and switch to Democrats even for a short time.

It’s not certain that Democrats will win the seat back. CNN reported that the Democratic candidate who is seeking to fill the vacancy in the seat has expressed concern over his chances of winning the important swing district.

CNN reports that Democrats in New York have nominated Tom Suozzi, a former congressman, to run for this seat. The party has outspent Republicans in this race by a wide margin, but there is still fewer than ten days before the elections.

Suozzi said to CNN that the seat was very difficult. “Democrats are losing everything in Long Island and Northeast Queens over the last three years. We have to work hard to save the Democratic brand.

Why is the Democratic Brand in Trouble? Joe Biden.

Suozzi’s blunt warning underscores what officials from both parties see in the final days of the race. Voter anger has been a major issue, especially since scores of migrants were sent to New York. Many of them now live in the district which includes parts of Queens Island and Long Island. This strategy is similar to the successful GOP campaigns of 2022, when Republicans attacked crime in New York City. Suozzi admits that this still hurts Democratic brand.

Suozzi is the one who has been subjected to a barrage of GOP attacks on immigration, forcing him to run two ads in defense. He’s trying to capitalize on the issue and promote his own push for legislation as well as support for the bipartisan Senate deal.

Suozzi, 61, a former county official who served the 3rd district of Congress for six years prior to launching a failed bid for governor in the year 2022 is trying to distance himself from Democrat President Donald Trump.

Suozzi is already sceptical about Biden campaigning for him. Suozzi said to CNN, “I can pretty well guarantee that the president will not be coming to run for office.” “I don’t think it would help, just like I don’t think Donald Trump will be helpful to my rival.”

Suozzi’s rival, Mazi Melesa, an Ethiopian-born Israeli who served with the Israel Defense Forces at 44, is not in agreement and has embraced Trump during the campaign.