MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday, Derrick Van Orden and all 5 of his fellow Wisconsin Congressional Republicans voted to protect serial liar George Santos from accountability following his indictment on 13 federal criminal charges, including money laundering, wire fraud, and theft of public funds.
By voting to refer a privileged resolution expelling George Santos from Congress to the House Ethics Committee, Van Orden and his GOP colleagues have effectively shielded Santos from accountability, while avoiding taking an up-or-down vote themselves on whether Santos should remain in Congress.
“Derrick Van Orden voted to shield George Santos from accountability for his head-spinning web of lies and deceit,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund. “There’s no place in Congress for money laundering or wire fraud, but Derrick Van Orden seems to disagree. Wisconsinites won’t forget Derrick Van Orden’s vote to enable a serial liar to continue serving in Congress.”