New York: Republican Who Lied About Being Jewish to Get Elected Won’t Resign

Tulsi Gabbard acts like complete scum in this interview. Who cares if this guy lied about being a Jew? Everyone lies about everything. 

I always tell everyone: say you’re Jewish, say you’re gay, say you’re a tranny. The media insists that these people are oppressed. If you get caught lying, just claim you are sharing in their oppression and you certainly wouldn’t pretend to be a member of these groups to get privilege – how can you get privilege from being a part of the oppressed?

I’m glad to see a Republican took my advice and got elected pretending to be a Jew banker descended from Holocaust survivors.

CBS News:

The calls are intensifying for Congressman-elect George Santos to step down after he admitted to lying on his résumé.

The Long Island Republican turned the blue district red.

And in the face of questions about campaign fraud and deception, on Tuesday afternoon his campaign told CBS2 he still has every intention of being sworn in next week.

Santos said he’s sorry he “embellished” his résumé, but he believes he still deserves to serve the voters of Long Island and northeast Queens who elected him.

Last week, the New York Times reported that the 34-year-old Republican falsely claimed he graduated from Baruch College, that he is the descendant of a Holocaust survivor, and that had worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

In a Fox News interview Tuesday night, he said he is “not a fraud” and “not fake.”

“I made a mistake, and I think humans are flawed and we all make mistakes,” he said. “In order to move past this and move forward and be an effective member of Congress, I have to face my mistakes.”

But when the interviewer, former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, asked Santos if he had no shame, he quickly tried to deflect.

“George Santos is a pathological liar who defrauded the voters of New York state. He should be held accountable,” Rep. Ritchie Torres said. “I have trouble believing he legitimately lent his campaign 94% of his salary. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and there needs to be an investigation.”

Santos still has not addressed how exactly his wealth has skyrocketed in the past several years by “consulting,” but did say it allowed him to give a large amount of money to his congressional campaign.

Cuz he’s a baller, bitch!

Just shut up!

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, a rep for Santos said, in part, “As a millennial, George did what he had to in order to evade smear campaigns put forth by elitist organizations like the New York Times. Santos is wholeheartedly ready to claim the decisive victory he earned in Congress and be the voice of New York’s 3rd District.”

Long Islanders that spoke to CBS2 disagree.

“I think people like him are a detriment to our society,” said Tom Zamroz of Levittown.

“Resign. You’re not qualified do not take the seat,” said Lisa Marolachakis-Kines of Glen Cove.

“It’s ridiculous he can get away with that. There’s no consequences for your actions anymore,” added Jordan Sepulveda of Bethpage.


Here’s the funny part:

The Republican Jewish Coalition said, “We are very disappointed in Congressman-elect Santos. He deceived us and misrepresented his heritage 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. He will not be welcome at any future RJC event.”

On Fox News, Santos tried to defend what he said.

“My heritage is Jewish, I’ve always identified as Jewish. I was raised a practicing Catholic. I think I’ve gone through this,” he said.

Another news outlet, the Jewish American news site “The Forward,” questioned Santos’ claim his grandparent survived the Holocaust. It said records appear to show his grandparents were born in Brazil.

As for the claim that he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, Santos tried to explain that, too, claiming he worked indirectly with the firms while employed by another company.

“We can debate my résumé and how I worked with firms such Goldman and Citigroup all night long,” he said.

“Is it debatable or is it just false?” Gabbard asked.

“No, it’s not false at all. It’s debatable,” Santos said.

Everything is always debatable.

One thing is not debatable: George Santos is awesome.