Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) was apparently grateful sufficient that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) voted in opposition to eradicating him from Congress that he despatched the Democrat a thank-you word.
But he in all probability received’t be sending any extra of them primarily based on Raskin’s response.
Raskin, a longtime constitutional regulation professor and legal professional, was one in all 31 Democrats who voted in opposition to expelling Santos from Congress, regardless of the Republican being indicted on federal costs. Raskin stated that doing so can be “a terrible precedent to set” since Santos “has not been criminally convicted yet of the offenses cited in the resolution, nor has he been found guilty of ethics offenses in the House internal process.”
On Friday, Santos despatched letters thanking Raskin and the opposite members of Congress who voted in opposition to his expulsion for standing up “for the principals [sic] of due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”
But if Santos thought Raskin’s vote meant he was within the Democrat’s good graces, he was sorely mistaken.
First of all, Raskin made some extent of marking up the letter, mentioning the errors and writing on the backside that he wished “someone had proofread it first.”
He additionally supplied some private recommendation to Santos within the margin: “It’s not shameful to resign.”
You can see Santos’ letter and Raskin’s remarks beneath courtesy of Axios’ Andrew Solender.
Of course, individuals on social media had ideas.
As of Friday afternoon, Santos hadn’t responded to Raskin’s corrected model of his thank-you word, however don’t anticipate him to take the Maryland Democrat’s profession recommendation.
Santos stated on Friday that he plans to run for reelection in New York even when he’s expelled from Congress.