“Santos wasn’t necessarily the catalyst for their chaos, but he was definitely a symptom and a result of the Republican Party as a whole,” the first-term lawmaker told MSNBC’s Katie Phang on Sunday.
“As far as I’m concerned, the chaos starts at the top. It starts with Donald Trump.”
She pointed to “MAGA Mike” Johnson’s election as House speaker, arguing the Louisiana Republican is “doing everything he can to make sure he continues to show loyalty” to the former president, who faces 91 felony counts in four indictments .
“So I would say this actually starts with Donald Trump. It doesn’t start with Santos. He’s the low man on the totem pole,” Crockett added.
House Ethics Committee Chairman Michael Guest (R-Miss.) on Friday introduced a resolution to expel Santos from Congress after the committee found in a report that Santos illegally used campaign funds. About personal services and products Such as Botox treatments and designer products.
Santos is also a theme 23-count federal indictment Conspiracy, credit card fraud and other alleged crimes.
he survived Earlier this month, ahead of the release of the ethics committee report, Republicans launched another vote to remove him.
Crockett isn’t the first to point out Republican double standards in the wake of the Santos development.Former Biden White House press secretary and current MSNBC host Jen Psaki said Sunday explain It shows that “Republicans are willing to draw a line, just not when it comes to Donald Trump.”
News about Santos came at the end of the year. A tumultuous week For Republicans in Congress, this often involves name-calling, physical altercations and other schoolyard-like drama.
Watch Crockett’s comments on MSNBC below.