Re: “Who owns Santos? That is the question”
Karen Rubin argues that voters should blame Republicans rather than the Zimmerman campaign for the failure to discover the lies of George Santos before he was elected. Instead of pinning the blame on one party or the other, how about recognizing that both bear responsibility for this scandal?
The Republicans had an interest in ensuring that this information was discovered during the primary phase, so that a candidate like this didn’t get nominated, only to have the lies exposed during this general election and sink his candidacy. The Democrats had an interest in ensuring that this information was discovered during the general election phase, in order to most effectively defeat him and elect their own nominee.
Both parties neglected to perform basic due diligence and thereby failed the people of this district. Let’s hope that each party learns from its own mistakes as well as the other’s mistakes so that this sort of thing never happens again, whether here on Long Island or anywhere else.