Should This Admitted Liar Be Allowed To Join the US Congress?

George Santos

( – George Santos, the recently elected GOP Representative for Long Island, has admitted to lying about his education and work experience during his campaign.

In an interview with the New York Post, Santos claimed that he had “embellished” his resume and had “never worked directly” for Goldman Sachs or Citigroup but instead worked for a company called Link Bridge that did business with the financial giants.

Santos also admitted that he never graduated from college, despite claiming to have received a degree from Baruch in 2010.

In addition to these lies, Santos faced accusations that he lied about his family history, saying on his campaign website that his mother was Jewish and his grandparents escaped the Nazis during World War II. Santos now claims that he is “clearly Catholic” but that his grandmother told stories about being Jewish and later converting to Catholicism.

Santos was also accused of lying about his sexual orientation, with The Daily Beast reporting that he was previously married to a woman until shortly before launching his unsuccessful 2020 campaign against Democrat Tom Suozzi. Santos confirmed that he was indeed married to a woman for about five years, from 2012 until his divorce in 2017, but insisted that he is now a happily married gay man.

Santos also admitted to being a deadbeat tenant in Sunnyside, Queens, where a judge ordered him to pay over $12,000 to a former landlord who claimed non-payment of rent and that Santos had tried to pass a bounced check. Santos claimed that at the time of the lawsuit, his family was deep in medical debt from his mother’s cancer battle and acknowledged the judgment against him, but admitted that he had “completely forgot” about it and never paid the arrears.

Santos also admitted to lying when he claimed to own 13 different properties, saying that he now resides at his sister’s place in Huntington but is looking to purchase his own place.

Despite these admissions of lying, Santos insists that the controversy will not deter him from serving out his two-year term in Congress. “I am not a criminal,” Santos said. “This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”

What is your opinion? Do you believe Santos should still serve in the United States House of Representatives despite all the lies he told during his campaign? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.