POLITICIANS WHO LIE BUT NO ONE DOES IT BETTER THAN THE NY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE ELECT- GEORGE SANTOS?

George Santos came out of nowhere – a Queens candidate who reminds me of #oprah who is everything to everyone and is a cat with 9 lives. I’m not saying Oprah is lying but she is exaggerating about her history as we all do – embellishing is in our nature. HOWEVER LYING and telling LIES where the truth can easily be exposed, especially in today’s technological world, is just plain ABSURD.

Why did Santos wait until after he was elected to tell the truth about all his lies? BECAUSE THE NY TIMES INVESTIGATED HIM & FOUND OUT HE IS A CONSUMMATE LIAR. The more he reveals and speaks about his lies the worse it gets. I honestly don’t know how unconscionable current minority GOP leader Kevin McCarthy can seat Santos on Tuesday Jan 3 2023?

Did the GOP bother to vet Mr. Santos before allowing him to run on their ticket or didn’t they care?? This is an outrage and YEAH I SAID I WOULDN’T WRITE ABOUT POLITICS but this is about OUR REPUBLIC. IF we don’t honor our own laws these unscrupulous louts will not either. We must stand firm against criminals like this who wish to come into power at our expense. His Nassau County and Queens Conservative constituents are protesting loudly for him to resign and he has not yet been seated.

It boggles the mind that the GOP would stoop this low to allow a creep like this to represent them just because he will vote their way. It’s actually an unbelievable tale of deceit that must not be allowed to continue in our Congress.

#TERMLIMITS are urgently needed & an investigation into Mr Santos background is happening as I write this. Ungodly because at this point THE GOP LEADERSHIP HAS SAID NOTHING ABOUT MR SANTOS! WTF!!!?

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This article is from BBC because American Conservative Media is so quiet…..

Who is George Santos and why is he in trouble?

  • Published30 December 2022

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George Santos
Image caption,George Santos has admitted to several “embellishments” of his CV –

shades of NIXON – and NO it’s NOT FUNNY!

By Bernd Debusmann Jr

BBC News, Washington

Fraudulent claims of college degrees, a non-existent real estate portfolio and confusion over whether he’s Jewish – or merely “Jew-ish” – are just some of the controversies New York Republican congressman-elect George Santos is facing just days before he’s due to be sworn in on 3 January.

Before winning his race in the November midterm election, the 34-year-old billed himself as “the full embodiment of the American dream”: An openly gay child of Brazilian immigrants who rose to the upper echelons of Wall Street before entering the world of politics.

His victory lap, however, has been short-lived.

Mr Santos’s narrative of his life has fallen into tatters, with the embattled soon-to-be representative admitting that large portions of it were entirely made up.

He now faces calls to resign amid federal and local investigations, and as new allegations of lies emerge on a nearly daily basis, with less than a week to go before he’s due to begin his duties on Capitol Hill.

Here’s what we know so far.

Who is George Santos?

According to a biography published online by his campaign – which has since been rewritten – Mr Santos is a first-generation American born in the New York City borough of Queens. His grandparents, the website noted, “fled Jewish persecution in Ukraine, settled in Belgium, and again fled persecution during WWII” before settling in Brazil. His Brazilian-born parents eventually immigrated to the US “in search of the American dream”.

Mr Santos also claimed to have been educated at Baruch-college in New York City before becoming a “seasoned Wall Street financier and investor” with experience working at prestigious firms including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

Additionally, Mr Santos also claimed that he owned 13 properties – which “he’d worked hard for” – and that his mother was “in her office in the south tower” of the World Trade Center on 11 September. As recently as October, his campaign’s website claimed that she survived the attack, only to die several years later.

A relative newcomer to US politics, Mr Santos was lauded as the first openly gay Republican to win a seat in the House of Representatives as a non-incumbent with his victory this November.

What did Santos allegedly lie about?

On 19 December, the New York Times published a story calling into question large portions of his CV, including his education and his work experience.

Other news outlets have since found no evidence that his grandparents fled anti-Semitism in Europe or that he is Jewish, despite earlier boasts of being a “proud American Jew”.

Since the initial reports, Mr Santos has admitted that he embellished his background. He never graduated from any university or work for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. Rather than owning property across New York, he lives with his sister in Long Island.

It was also revealed his mother died in 2016.

He also acknowledged that he misrepresented his faith, telling the New York Post that he’s Catholic and that he said he was “Jew-ish” after learning that his maternal family had a Jewish background.

“My sins here are embellishing my resume,” Mr Santos told the Post. “I’m sorry.”

Santos on the campaign trail
Image caption,Santos’ district includes parts of Queens and Long Island’s Nassau County in New York.

What are the latest claims?

The allegations against him, however, continue to grow.

On 29 December, for example, the New York Times reported that Mr Santos’ campaign paid $11,000 to a cleaning company for “apartment rental for staff”, in addition to a slew of disbursements pegged at $199.99 – exactly one cent below the threshold in which receipts are required by federal law. The campaign expenditures also include $40,000 for air travel, a figure the newspaper noted “resembles the campaign filings of party leaders in Congress, as opposed to a newly elected congressman who is still introducing himself to local voters.”

While it is unclear if any laws were broken, federal and local officials have vowed to look into his finances. The Nassau County district attorney, for example, said it is examining “numerous fabrications and inconsistencies” with his campaign.

“No one is above the law, and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it,” district attorney Anne Donnelly said.

Will Santos still take office?

Despite mounting criticism, Mr Santos has so far resisted calls to step down, and prominent Republicans have remained largely mute.

His defiance and the party’s silence have not quieted his critics – from both sides of the US political divide.

“He deceived us and misrepresented his heritage,” Republican Jewish Coalition CEO Matt Brooks said. “In public comments and to us personally he previously claimed to be Jewish. He has begun his tenure in Congress on a very wrong note.”

In a tense exchange broadcast live on Fox News earlier this week, former representative Tulsi Gabbard – who in October left the Democratic Party – harshly condemned Mr Santos for “blatant lies”.

“If I were one of those in New York’s 3rd District right now, now that the election is over, and I’m finding out all of these lies that you’ve told, not just one little lie or one little embellishment — these are blatant lies — my question is, do you have no shame?” she asked.

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