Now that George Santos has been kicked out of Congress, there is a scramble to fill his seat in the special election scheduled on February 13, 2024. Under the rules for special elections, there will not be a primary and each party can pick their nominee. The GOP is reviewing 15 candidates and one candidate, Philip Grillo, seems to be the perfect successor to Santos. Who is Grillo? I’m glad you asked.
Philip Grillo, a candidate in the special election for Santos’s vacant Long Island seat, was convicted this week of charges relating to the January 6 attack, when he entered and exited the building multiple times, at least once through a broken window.
At one point during the protest Grillo, 49, was interviewed on camera about why he was there.
“I’m here to stop the steal,” he said, according to the justice department. “It’s our fucking House!”
He then made his way further into the Capitol. He also recorded videos of himself in the Capitol. “We fucking did it, you understand? We stormed the Capitol,” Grillo said in one. “We shut it down! We did it! We shut the mother..!”
On his third entrance to the building, the justice department said, he could be seen in multiple instances pushing up against police officers and, in another recording, from his cell phone, smoking marijuana inside the building and high-fiving other rioters.
Recently, during his trial, he testified that he had “no idea” Congress convened inside the Capitol.
At trial, his attorney’s argued that their client had “was acting under actual or believed public authority at the time of the alleged offenses” and said “he was and believed he was authorized to engage in the conduct set forth in the indictment”.
So basically Grillo is both highly ignorant and highly delusional. Given that these are the qualities that the GOP’s leader serial sex offender Donald Trump (SSAT) also embodies, what is there for the GOP not to like about him? Grillo should be a shoo-in for the nomination.