In the months leading up to his election in November to the United States House of Representatives, Republican George Santos fabricated a significant portion of his resume and life story. On Wednesday, a prosecutor’s office in New York announced that it had opened an investigation into Santos’ behaviour.
The claims that have emerged in recent days against Santos are considered to be serious, according to Anne Donnelly, who serves as the district attorney for Nassau County.
Donnelly, a Republican, issued the following statement: “The multiple fabrications and contradictions linked with Congressman-Elect Santos are nothing short of astonishing.”
She continued by saying, “The people who live in Nassau County and the other sections of the third congressional district need to have a representative in Congress who is truthful and responsible.” Nobody is above the law, and if there was a crime committed in this county, we will go after those responsible for it.
A spokeswoman for Donnelly’s office named Brendan Brosh was asked to comment on the investigation, but he refused to disclose any specifics regarding the investigation’s areas of inquiry.
When questioned about Santos’ fabricated statements, he responded with “We are looking into the situation.”
Last month, Santos was elected in a rich district on Long Island, New York, which is located in the state of New York. His agents did not immediately reply to a request for comment. It was a bright light for Republicans in what was largely a poor election night for the party. Other than that, the Republicans did not do well.
Due to the fact that both of the main contenders openly admitted to being homosexual, the campaign received a great deal of attention. Additionally, Santos became the first non-incumbent Republican who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community to win a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
However, articles that have been published in recent weeks by the New York Times and other media sites have cast doubt on almost every aspect of Santos’ life narrative.
Santos said, among other things, that he had degrees from New York University and Baruch College, despite the fact that neither of those institutions has any record of his attending either of those institutions. In addition, he lied about having worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, both of which are fictitious employers.
He misrepresented himself as Jewish and claimed that his ancestors had evaded the Nazis during the Second World War. He also omitted to reveal that he had been married to the same lady for a number of years prior to their divorce in 2019.
In recent days, Santos has issued an apology for “embellishing” his résumé, while also defending some parts of the way he had portrayed himself before.
When asked about his heritage, he has since started referring to himself as “Jew-ish” rather than “Jewish.” He explained to the New York Post that he chose to refer to himself in this manner because his “maternal family had a Jewish background.” For instance, he has since started describing himself as “Jew-ish” rather than “Jewish.”
A significant number of Jewish people live in the area that he is going to be representing, which spans a portion of Long Island and a portion of Queens.
Santos has been under fire from members of both parties, including Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who have demanded that he step down immediately. On the other hand, Republican leaders, notably the most powerful Republican in the House, Kevin McCarthy, have maintained their silence on the matter.