The recently elected Republican New York House guy was a laughing stock…
All this says little about the voters in the district…..
Senior House Republicans were so keenly aware of alleged inaccuracies and embellishments in Rep-elect George Santos’s professional biography, that the topic became a “running joke,” multiple insiders close to House GOP leadership told The Post.
Santos — who made history running as an openly gay Republican — is facing accusations that he lied about his past employment, where he went to school and that he did not report income on his federal financial disclosures — potentially a crime, the New York Timesreported on Monday.
He’s also facing accusations he’s lied about his Jewish heritage and ancestors, and even his sexual orientation — he had a previously undisclosed marriage to a woman until 2020, the Daily Beastreported.
“As far as questions about George in general, that was always something that was brought up whenever we talked about this race,” said one senior GOP leadership aide. “It was a running joke at a certain point. This is the second time he’s run and these issues we assumed would be worked out by the voters.”
“When the story dropped everyone was like well yeah that makes sense. That’s all what we kind of thought,” the aide added, noting that his financial and biographical details didn’t always add up.
A second insider close to GOP leadership called the allegations against Santos “mostly stuff we already knew,” adding that “there were questions. Things weren’t adding up.”….
Democratic Socialist Dave says
If this was Santos’ second run, the Democrats really have no excuse for not having done the basic opposition research.
If Suozzi hadn’t tried for Governor Santos wouldn’t be a factor
If he was a Democrat he’d quit already