George Santos is a joke. Not only is he a compulsive liar, but he's also a criminal, having just confessed in court to theft. It doesn't matter that the Brazilian charges against him have been dropped, he faces an additional slew of legal and ethical problems in the U.S. GOP leaders may ignore this fiasco in order to hold on to their small legislative majority, but one thing is for sure, Santos is not doing the party any favors.
While it may be controversial, no law stops Santos from staying in Congress while fighting criminal fraud and money laundering charges. Even if he is convicted he could still run for reelection. The Constitution doesn’t bar convicted people from running for office. Despite the allegations against him and the charges he faces, in the U.S., people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. We will just have to wait and see what happens.