An individual who applied for employment with controversial Republican Congressman George Santos has accused the Congressman of sexual harassment in a complaint filed with the Capitol authorities and the House Ethics Committee. The individual, Derek Myers, alleged that the Congressman not only engaged in harassing behavior but also violated House rules after promising to pay Myers for work performed as an unpaid volunteer.
In a letter, Myers detailed an experience he had while working in Santos’ office, stating that he was offered a job as a staff assistant at the Capitol office and was told he would work as a volunteer until his payroll information was processed. However, during a meeting in Santos’ personal office to review constituent correspondence, Santos allegedly placed his hand on Myers’ leg and touched his groin.
The ranking member of the House Ethics Committee, Congresswoman Susan Wild, confirmed receipt of the complaint letter from Myers. Santos is currently under investigation for a range of issues, including financial dealings and false statements about his personal background. According to a recent poll, 78% of voters in Santos’ district believe he should resign, with only 7% viewing him favorably.