Congressman-Elect George Santos Admits to Astounding Series of Lies
Congressional-Elect George Santos admitted to a long list of lies about his background, saying, “We do stupid things in life.”
The 34-year-old New York Republican says that despite fabricating his education, work history, lying about his real estate holdings and concealing his marriage, he still had intentions. take office.
“This will not prevent me from achieving great success in the legislative field. I will be effective. I’ll be fine, he told New York Post Office.
New York Times discovered holes in Santos’ background and The Daily Beast discovered that he was married to a woman from 2012 to 2017 despite claiming he was openly gay and ” never had a problem with her gender identity in the past decade.”
“I have dated women in the past. I am married to a woman. It’s a personal matter,” Santos told the newspaper. parcel. “I am very gay. I’m fine with my gender. People change. I am one of those who change.”
Although Santos claims that he will become pure, he is still protective of some of his howls.
He called his lie about working for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs a “poor choice of words” because he worked for another company that did business with both.
And he claims a silent dash that explains his false claim of Jewish heritage.
“I never identified myself as Jewish,” he said. “I am a Catholic. Because I knew my maternal family was of Jewish origin, I said I was ‘Jew’.
Among other belated revelations from Santos: He never graduated from college despite saying he has a diploma from Baruch, he doesn’t own any assets despite boasting that he owns 13, and he still owes the $12,000 in rent a judge ordered him to pay.
“I completely forgot about it,” he said.
While he dealt with many of them, he denied time reports that he faces a criminal charge in Brazil.
“I am not a criminal here—not here or in Brazil or any other jurisdiction in the world,” he told the court. parcel. “Absolutely not. That didn’t happen.”
Republicans have largely allowed Santos to get through his series of fabrications, with some noting that Senator Richard Blumenthal was caught exaggerating his military service. But many Democrats criticized Santos—Rep. Ted Lieu asked him to resign — and New York State Attorney General Tish James is said to be looking into whether any laws were broken.