Santos struggles in Fox News interview about lying and integrity
Rep.-elect George Santos had a difficult time explaining away the discrepancies in his résumé during a Fox News interview with Tulsi Gabbard, who came down hard on the New York Republican for his recent controversy.
As Santos conceded that several lies he made about his credentials were “a mistake,” Gabbard — a former Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii and the guest host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” — refused to let him off the hook on Tuesday, pushing him on the definition of integrity and his “blatant lies.”…..
Charlie Sykes: “He just made shit up out of whole cloth. He did not place doodads on his resume: He lied about his schooling, his degrees, his background, his criminal history, his employment, and about the non-existent properties he claimed to own. He lied that his employees were killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting. He lied about his Jew-ishness and about his grandparents escaping the Holocaust. He used fake quotes from Winston Churchill. He lied about his money, probably lied on financial disclosure forms (which is actually a crime), and lied about his lying.”
“And then, having constructed this Babel of Fabulism, he turned to the playbook of disingenuous non-apologies.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene Defends George Santos
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attacked Tulsi Gabbard while calling on Republicans to give Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) a chance.
Said Greene: “I think we Republicans should give George Santos a chance and see how he legislates and votes, not treat him the same as the left is.
She then praised him for “being honest with his district now.”
Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) told Semafor that he worked in the so-called “capital introduction” industry, which typically brings together investors and hedge funds.
“He eventually left that job for Harbor City Capital, a Florida firm the Securities and Exchange Commission accused in April 2021 of running a $17 million Ponzi scheme. Santos was not charged in the fraud, and he says he departed in March, shortly before the company ran into legal trouble, in order to strike out on his own. He incorporated Devolder in May, a few weeks after the S.E.C. filed suit against Harbor City.”
“Santos said that Devolder was also in the capital introduction business, including ‘deal building’ and ‘specialty consulting’ for ‘high net worth individuals.’”
The Hill: “Sizable personal loans from Santos to his campaign alongside a sharp jump in his reported personal wealth have led to questions about how he got his money.”
“House Republican leaders were silent on Tuesday after Representative-elect George Santos admitted to a laundry list of falsehoods about his background but still vowed to be seated in Congress,” the New York Times reports.
“The muted response from party leaders suggested that so far they were prepared to mete out little, if any, punishment to an incoming lawmaker who, while deceiving voters, flipped an open seat formerly held by a Democrat and helped Republicans secure their razor-thin House majority.”
My Name Is Jack says
Of course he will be sworn in.
You think Republicans are going to stop that from happening?
Bit it gonna help the party …….
And Santos isn’t gonna be taken seriously if he survives the media firestorm and doesn’t come up dirty….
Follow the Money for Clues About George Santos
David Corn notes that Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY), a former call center operator, isn’t giving a consistent story about how he built a multi-million dollar fortune in just two years.
“As the Santos story moves forward, it’s the money that may matter the most. It shouldn’t be hard for him to demonstrate what Devolder did, what he earned, and how he was able to pour $700,000 in his own money into his 2022 campaign. He could—and probably should—release his tax returns. That’s not a common practice for members of Congress. But Santos warrants such scrutiny.”
The Daily Beast reports that a Russian oligarch’s cousin gave at least $56,100 to Santos.