Long Island lawmaker introduces G.E.O.R.G.E. legislation outside of Santos’ congressional office in Douglaston

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Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan held a press conference outside the Douglaston office of Congressman George Santos Wednesday, Jan. 25, to introduce legislation to the public before giving it to the staffers at the office. According to Lafazan, the purpose of the “Get Egregious Officials Removed from Government Elections” (G.E.O.R.G.E.) proposal is to set up barriers in order to prevent another candidate like Santos from lying about their entire background in order to get nominated for office.

According to Lafazan, the G.E.O.R.G.E. Package includes three proposals that address these concerns. First, it calls for mandatory background checks for all candidates, much like job seekers for other types of jobs are subject to. Second, it bars anyone who has an open foreign arrest warrant from being able to hold office. Finally, it would make it a misdemeanor for a candidate to lie about their education, employment history, address and sources of income.

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