Regardless, that appears to be a red line for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
At the top of Santos’ list of legal responsibilities is the question of how a man who was clearly in financial trouble during a failed 2020 campaign could suddenly pour $700,000 of his own money into his successful 2022 congressional campaign middle.
Santos changed his story in this regard, albeit only slightly and probably unintentionally. But that still doesn’t make much sense or fits with his previous explanation.
The change came Tuesday night when Santos’ campaign amended the congressman’s campaign finance filing. The most notable change: He removed a box that said the $500,000 and $125,000 loans were “candidate’s personal funds.”