Santos calls federal case against him a ‘witch hunt’

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., who was arraigned on 13 counts in federal court on Wednesday, called the case against him a “witch hunt.” Santos faces calls from Democrats and Republicans to resign over a series of lies he told in his biography during his campaign for Congress.

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GEORGE SANTOS: Look, this is the beginning of the ability for me to address and defend myself. We have an indictment. We have all-- we have the information that the government wants to come after me on. And I'm going to comply.

I've been compliant throughout this entire process. I have no desire not to comply at this point. They've been gracious in there. Now I'm going to have to go and fight to defend myself. The reality is, is it's a witch hunt.

I'm going to fight my battle. I'm going to deliver. I'm going to fight the witch hunt. I'm going to take care of clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.