George Santos: The imposter in Congress | On the ground
George Santos has now been accused of mocking Hitler and killing Jews and black people in a newly resurfaced Facebook post – making it just the latest scandal to hit the newly elected congressman.
In a 2011 comment on Facebook, received by patch, Mr Santos allegedly wrote: “hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh hiiiiiiiiiiiitlerrrrrrrrr (hight hitler) lolololololololololololol to kill sombody!! mostly jews and black lolllolol !!! An ox.”
Mr Santos’ former roommate confirmed the validity of the account to the outlet and said the congressman would often make anti-Semitic comments. An attorney for Mr. Santos told Patch that the Facebook post was “absolutely false.”
The allegation comes because the congressman has previously been caught in a lie about being Jewish and his grandparents fleeing the Holocaust. He later walked back the claims saying he was “Jewish”.
In addition to being exposed for telling a series of lies during his campaign, Mr. Santos is also under scrutiny over an amended financial disclosure form he filed with the FEC this week. First, there are two loans – for $500,000 and $125,000 – that are no longer recognized as loans coming from Mr. Santos’ personal funds, as they were before.
VOICES: Give him credit, George Santos has done a valuable public service
In the Long Island congressional district he was elected to represent, George Santos is a pariah.
This is electoral politics turned on its head. A member of Congress should, in theory, be more afraid of the Capitol’s snake pit than the people who elected them. It’s because Santos doesn’t tell us something about the state of the Republican Party today.
Richard Hall27 January 2023 22:45
Santos’ ex-roommate claims he threatened to send her ‘back to Brazil’
A former roommate of Mr Santos claimed he threatened to send her back to Brazil when she confronted him about stealing her jewelery and money.
The roommate, Adriana Parizzi, told Mother Jones that Mr. Santos “made it very clear that I was in his own country…and at any time, if I opened my mouth, he could send me back to Brazil”.
The 55-year-old told the outlet that she bought the tickets for both of them to fly to New York in February 2011.
“He had no money to go back and it was my way to leave Brazil,” she said.
“He always convinced people that everything was a big misunderstanding,” she said.
Mr Santos denied the claims.
“Everybody that wanted to come for me is coming at me and they’re making s*** up along the way, and I’m really looking forward to punching holes in all these people who are making the glaring allegations this without any corroborating evidence. — because it’s false,” he said The New York Times.
Gustaf Kilander27 January 2023 22:00
Offensive social media post from 12 years ago sparks outrage
George Santos has been heavily criticized after his comment was revealed on social media 12 years ago patch.
Mr Santos commented on a photo posted by a friend on Facebook in March 2011 showing what appears to be a salute with the caption “something like Hitler”.
“hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh hiiiiiiiiiiiitlerrrrrrrrrrr (hight hitler) lololololololololololol kill someone!! mostly jews and black lolllolol !!! Dum” wrote Mr. Santos.
His lawyer Joseph Murphy said patch, “the Facebook comment you refer to is … completely false, completely disgraceful – nothing to talk about”.
“This man went from “I’m Jewish and my family died in the Holocaust” to making fun of Jews, the Holocaust, and praising Hitler. To be honest his lies and mockery both come from anti-Semitism and the same hatred of Jews—and @SpeakerMcCarthy he proudly stands by this anti-Semitism,” Qasim Rashid tweeted.
“Okay, at this point, it needs to be asked. Are we sure George Santos is not the killer of the zodiac? I’m just waiting for that shoe to drop,” Alejandra Caraballo added.
“We are ashamed to learn that Congressman George Santos, who lied about being Jewish during his campaign, has previously made vile comments about Adolf Hitler and Jewish and Black people,” the organization Stop Antisemitism said. write.
Gustaf Kilander27 January 2023 21:15
FEC sends letter to Santos campaign asking for answers after treasurer change
The Federal Election Commission has sent a letter to the Santos campaign asking for more information on the submitted paperwork that shows a new treasurer who claims he never took the job.
Thursday’s letter says Mr. Santos’ campaign may have failed to include “true, correct or complete information” in documents submitted Wednesday showing Thomas Datwyler as its new treasurer and keeper of records.
Five fundraising committees received the same letter after submitting documents showing Mr. Datwyler as the new treasurer.
The committees and the campaign must respond before March 2.
The FEC’s letter said that if they are found to have provided “a materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation” on the documents, they could face criminal charges.
Gustaf Kilander27 January 2023 20:30
Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace calls on George Santos to resign: ‘That guy doesn’t cut it’
Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina blasted fellow GOP Rep. George Santos of New York and said he should resign.
The South Carolina Republican spoke to The Independent in an exclusive interview.
“I mean, if you look at the allegations about his campaign finances, there are serious questions,” she said.
Specifically, federal prosecutors are investigating financial disclosure and loan irregularities, according to NBC News. “Nothing he said was ever true.”
“He should resign, but he won’t and if you watch the press go nuts, chase him around Capitol Hill, he loves the attention,” she said. “He’s smiling and laughing and joking about it.”
Eric Garcia27 January 2023 19:45
Santos dodges questions about the treasurer listed on forms saying he didn’t work for the campaign
George Santos escaped questioning Thursday after the man listed as the treasurer claimed he did not work for the congressman in New York.
The latest issue reported by ABC News reporters Thursday stems from filings by several fundraising committees working for Santos’ 2022 campaign with the agency detailing a change in the individual assigned as treasurer for the committees. Those committees are now listed as having their financial operations overseen by Thomas Datwyler, a longtime specialist in political campaign finance.
But there’s just one problem: Mr. Datwyler has adamantly told ABC News that he is not working for the Santos campaign, and in fact let them know before the FEC filings were submitted: “On Monday, we informed “The Santos campaign said Mr. Datwyler would not serve as treasurer,” said Mr. Datwyler’s lawyer, Derek Ross.
Gustaf Kilander and John Bowden27 January 2023 19:00
Santos enters the Twitter space with Trixie Mattel from RuPaul’s Drag Race
Trixie Mattel from RuPaul’s Drag Race and George Santos went on a Twitter rant over rumors that the New York congresswoman was a drag queen in the past.
Behind George Santos and Trixie Mattel’s Fued
Gustaf Kilander27 January 2023 18:15
George Santos: The incoming republican Congressman has told every disgraceful lie, so far
It can be difficult to keep up with the list of fictions that George Santos has been accused of telling, admitted to telling, or caught red handed after a contradictory statement.
But, don’t worry: The Independent here, and we keep track of the full list of lies even as it continues to grow — in terms of number and in the scale of the shame it presents not only to Mr. Santos, who is still sure to serve two. years in office as a representative of the third district of New York, but the House of the Republic as a whole.
John Bowden details all of Mr. Santos’ lies so far:
Rachel Sharp27 January 2023 17:45
George Conway teases Santos about a string of lies
George Conway of the Lincoln Project mocked George Santos about his streak of lies.
“I just talked to George Santos and he tells me it’s Friday,” he tweeted Thursday.
Mr Conway was responding to another Twitter user, who asked: “How is it Thursday yet?”
Rachel Sharp27 January 2023 17:00
George Santos claimed that Epstein may still be alive in a 2020 interview
GOP congressman George Santos claimed in August 2020 that Jeffrey Epstein “may still be alive” – a year after the pedophile killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell.
In a newly resurfaced interview, Mr Santos – already caught in numerous lies about his history, background and family – claimed to have met Epstein several times and pushed the conspiracy theory that “he was killed ” is in prison.
Epstein was found dead in his cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial for sex-trafficked children. His death was ruled a suicide.
Mr. Santos then backtracked on his entire death, claiming he might still be alive.
“It wouldn’t bother me that he’s still walking around us and we’re all like, ‘Oh my god, the guy’s alive,’ and we can’t tell,” he said. “You know what, it’s 2020, anything can happen.”
Rachel Sharp27 January 2023 16:30