(TheRedWire.com) – Over the years, the public has come to accept that politicians often stretch the truth. Now, one newly elected Republican has admitted to lying about his previous work, college statements, and much more during his congressional campaign. On Monday, December 26, Representative-elect George Santos (R-NY) admitted he lied about his work experience and education.
Despite acknowledging he misled voters, Santos said he would not step down from Congress and would serve his two-year term. The Congressman-elect stated despite his moral failing, he wasn’t a criminal, and the scandal wouldn’t prevent him from serving as a good and effective lawmaker.
New York Rep.-elect George Santos confesses to lies about his resumé: Report https://t.co/yitsiCpNqp
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) December 27, 2022
Recently, reporters said they couldn’t verify Santo’s claims he worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. On Monday, he acknowledged he had never worked directly for either company and hinted he could have been more specific. He worked for a company that worked with the financial industry giants. In addition, Santos also conceded he never graduated from college despite saying he received his diploma in 2010.
Unfortunately, it didn’t end there. The newly elected congressman also created questions about his religious affiliation after acknowledging his grandmother told him they were Jewish and converted to Catholicism. Santos failed to disclose that he married a woman in 2012 and divorced in 2019, according to The Daily Beast. He’s currently married to a man. Additionally, he admitted to being a deadbeat tenant.
An embarrassed Santos apologized for the embellishments.
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