George Santos: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

He is already known as Capitol Hill's greatest liar in recent memory

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has only been in Congress a couple weeks, but he’s already known as Capitol Hill’s greatest liar —or worst?— in recent memory, which is saying A LOT.

On his campaign website , he says that his mother “was in her office in the South Tower [of the World Trade Center] on September 11, 2001, when the horrific events of that day unfolded.” Records obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that is a lie —she wasn’t even in the country at the time but was living in Santos’ native Brazil.

Vanity Fair has a list of Santos’ “ Most Absurd Lies and Cons (That We Know About So Far) ,” including the fact that his grandparents “survived the Holocaust,” as he said in a campaign video in 2021, or that he was a “star” on the volleyball team at Baruch College, where he received degrees in economics and finance—though it turns out that he never even went to Baruch at all.

Apparently Santos also went by the name Kitara Ravache: Congressman George Santos used to perform in drag under the name Kitara Ravache, Brazilian drag queen Eula Rochard alleges. Santos has been criticized […]


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