New York Voters Demand George Santos To Resign
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It’s time to pay closer attention to local journalism and local coverage of political candidates; case in point, George Santos, a recently elected U.S. House of Representative from New York’s 3rd district, was accused of misusing campaign funds and fraud, including fabricating details about his personal and financial background. Now there are more than thirty local Republicans demanding Geroge Santos’ resignation. For more details about George Santos, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
George Anthony Devolder Santos (born July 22, 1988) is the U.S. representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 2023. A member of the Republican Party, Santos has been accused of misusing campaign funds and fraud, including fabricating details about his personal and financial background. He was elected to Congress in 2022, after running unsuccessfully in 2020 against incumbent Thomas Suozzi.
Before serving in Congress, Santos worked for a variety of businesses in New York and Florida. Most recently, he worked for a Florida-based alternative investment firm accused of running a Ponzi scheme, although Santos was not named in any charges and has denied any knowledge of the fraud. After a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint against the company, Santos formed a company called Devolder Organization LLC.
Santos has made numerous false or dubious claims about his biography, work history, financial status, and religion in public and private. Six weeks after his election, numerous news outlets reported that large parts of his self-published biography appeared to be fabricated, including false claims about his ancestry, education, employment, charity work, property ownership, and crimes of which he claimed to be a victim. Santos has admitted to lying about his education and employment; as of January 2023, he is under investigation by both U.S. and Brazilian authorities.
Santos confessed in 2010 to committing check fraud in 2008 in Brazil, but he failed to appear in Brazilian court in 2011, leaving the case unresolved. In the wake of his election, Brazilian authorities revived the case in late 2022. Meanwhile, there have been several judgments in the United States against Santos regarding eviction and personal debt cases; in 2022, he was accused of and admitted to failing to pay thousands of dollars in judgments from the 2010s.
CNN’s Eva McKend spoke to people who voted for Republican New York Rep.-elect George Santos after it was revealed he fabricated parts of his resume, in the video published on Dec 31, 2022, by CNN, as “Santos voters speak to CNN after his false claims were revealed“, below:
New York congressman-elect George Santos tries to explain his lies on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ in the video published on Dec 28, 2022, by Fox News, as “George Santos on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’: ‘I made a mistake‘”, below:
CNN’s Erin Burnett talks to the former boyfriend of embattled Rep. George Santos (R-NY) about their relationship and the many false claims Santos has publicly made, in the video published on Jan 26, 2023, by CNN, as “Ex-boyfriend of George Santos speaks out to CNN“, below:
The former roommate of embattled New York Rep. George Santos spoke with CBS News about the congressman, who he says wanted to run for office to receive pension and healthcare benefits. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports, in the video published on Jan 19, 2023, by CBS Mornings, as “Former roommate of embattled New York Rep. George Santos stunned by congressman’s win“, below:
Rep. George Santos (R-NY) took to the House floor to deliver a speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day after lying about his Jewish heritage in his 2022 congressional campaign. CNN’s Abby Phillip and David Chalian react, in the video published on Jan 29, 2023, by CNN, as “George Santos gives Holocaust speech. See CNN anchor’s reaction“, below:
The New York Times published an explosive investigation into New York Republican George Santos in December, which exposed many fabrications to his resume. But The New York Times wasn’t the first publication to break the story – The North Shore Leader was. Grant Lally, the publisher of the Long Island paper, joins Brittany Lewis in Forbes Newsroom to break it down, in the video published on Jan 12, 2023, by Forbes Breaking News, as “‘Sociopath’: Here’s The Publisher Who Broke The George Santos Story BEFORE The New York Times“, below:
In last November’s US midterm elections, voters sent to Congress a man whose grandparents had fled the holocaust – who’d studied at some of New York’s most prestigious schools – and gone onto a career in banking, in the video published on Jan 31, 2023, by Channel 4 News, as “The real George Santos REVEALED“, below:
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