A moderate gay Republican won a seat for a Democratic congressional district. He has now come out about his convincing but false biography and bogus finances.
George Santos, the Republican candidate for President, admitted lying about his college graduation and misleadingly claiming that he worked at Citigroup or Goldman Sachs. On Monday, he admitted that his claim about having a 13-property family-owned realty portfolio was false. He is not a landlord.
Santos visited media outlets Monday to try to calm down the scandal. His partial mea culpa only fueled the Left’s desire to bring him down.
“Did you embellish your resume?” Yes. And I’m sorry. It shouldn’t be done,” Santos said to City & State’s “Political Persons with Skye”.
“Embellish”? This man is a natural politician. Five days before Christmas, the New York Times reported this story. I wrote that “Santos has lied more than just about where he worked or went to school. George Santos created an entirely new person in such amazing and wonderful detail that five New York Times journalists had to travel across two continents to uncover it.
It is what intelligence operatives refer to as “a legend.” Santos created an elaborate persona that could pass inspection by the lazy New York media and the local Democratic Party. They would have benefited from the exposure of this congressional fabulist prior to the election.
Santos gave interviews to several local media outlets, including City and State New York on Monday during his “limited hangout”.
Santos also, for the first time, responded to questions about the massive increase in reported assets over just two years. Santos filed a financial disclosure report with the House of Representatives in May 2020, during his first, unsuccessful run for Congress. He reported no assets and just $55,000 in salary, commission, and bonus from his employment at LinkBridge. In his second run for Congress, Santos’ 2022 financial disclosure report showed a $750,000 salary from the Devolder Organization, Santos’ financial consulting firm, where he listed his title as managing principal. He reported getting more than $1 million each of the previous two years in dividends from that company, having more than $100,000 in a checking account, having more than $1 million in a savings account, and owning an apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the country where he has said his parents were born – valued between $500,000 and $1 million.
After previously working for Harbor City Capital—a firm that was effectively disbanded in 2021 after the SEC accused ownership of financial crimes—Santos claimed that his sudden wealth was because “it just worked because I had the relationships and I started making a lot of money. And I fundamentally started building wealth.”
And where the hell did the money come from, George?
Santos also claims to be gay. However, from 2012 to 2019, just before he ran to Congress for the first time, Santos was married to an Indian woman.
Openly gay Santos also replied to the Daily Beast’s report that Santos was married to a woman between 2012 and 2019. This despite him telling USA Today in October that he “never had a problem with my sexuality in the past decade”. That was, however, an embellishment. Before he became gay, he was married to a woman and “pretty much” in sex. He explained, “I set myself free, and she was free.” Santos claims he is now married to a woman, although the Daily Beast reported that it couldn’t find any records of Santo’s second marriage.
Santos claimed to a local television station that his company lost four employees during the Pulse Nightclub shooting of 2016. A search of the obituaries of victims from the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016 revealed that none of them had worked at any of the companies owned by Santos. He now claims that they were not employees. They were hired, but they hadn’t yet started work.
It is one thing to lie about your schooling and the employer you worked for. Santos is now in serious trouble for lying to the SEC about his financial disclosures. This, along with possible ethics complaints in Congress could sink the career of this fabulist.