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 observe.
However he in all probability gained’t be sending any extra of them primarily based on Raskin’s response.
Raskin, a longtime constitutional regulation professor and lawyer, was considered one of 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 horrible precedent to set” since Santos “has not been criminally convicted but of the offenses cited within the decision, nor has he been discovered responsible of ethics offenses within the Home inner course of.”
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 course of and the presumption of innocence till confirmed responsible.”
But when Santos thought Raskin’s vote meant he was within the Democrat’s good graces, he was sorely mistaken.
To begin with, Raskin made some extent of marking up the letter, stating the errors and writing on the backside that he wished “somebody had proofread it first.”
He additionally provided some private recommendation to Santos within the margin: “It’s not shameful to resign.”
You’ll be able to see Santos’ letter and Raskin’s remarks beneath courtesy of Axios’ Andrew Solender.
After all, folks on social media had ideas.
As of Friday afternoon, Santos hadn’t responded to Raskin’s corrected model of his thank-you observe, however don’t count on 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.