If Rep. George Santos (R-NY) were Pinocchio, his nose would be 100 feet long.
Santos, the 34-year-old Republican who surprisingly won New York’s 3rd Congressional District in the 2022 midterms, lies about everything. And this week he made the mistake of sitting down with Piers Morgan, who doesn’t mince words.
“‘I was a Wall Street superstar, I was this, my family were this,’ and it was all untrue,” Morgan said to Santos in an interview that aired on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” Monday night. “I don’t categorize those as mistakes. I think they’re part of your process of, cathartic process of redemption if you’d like. It’s gotta start from ‘I’ve been a terrible liar,’ I mean, would you be prepared to say that?”
“Sure, like I said,” Santos started before Morgan interrupted, saying, “go on then.”
“Well, I’ve been a terrible liar on those subjects,” Santos said.
“What I tried to convey to the American people is I made mistakes of allowing the pressures of what I thought needed to be done in order to — this, this wasn’t about tricking anybody, this wasn’t about, it’s —” Santos said.
Morgan interrupted again, saying: “Yes, it was.”
“No, no, no, let me finish,” Santos said.
“The whole thing was about tricking people,” Morgan said.
“Let me finish,” Santos said. “It wasn’t about tricking the people. This was about getting accepted by the party here locally.”
Santos has been caught lying about everything from being Jewish to (for some reason) leading the Baruch College volleyball team to wins over Harvard and Yale.
Here are some of his other claims:
- He earned degrees from NYU and Baruch College, another New York City-based school. He didn’t. Not only did he not graduate from either school, officials at both say he never even attended.
- He worked at Citigroup or Goldman Sachs. Then he said he worked for the two banks through a third company. Then he admitted he didn’t even do that, but somehow an investment firm he founded in May 2021 made millions.
- He founded a charity group called Friends of Pets United, which he said saved thousands of dogs and cats. But there’s no IRS record of the group and Santos later said he only campaigned for the group, whatever that means.
- He is Jewish and his grandparents fled the Holocaust. He later said that he had not lied and was in fact only referring to himself as “Jew-ish.”
- His mother had died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. He later said his mother died on December 23, 2016.
- He was involved in the production of the Broadway flop “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” But the show’s actual producers told Entertainment Weekly in a funny statement: “Of all the tribulations the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark had to endure, we are very pleased, proud and relieved to report working with George Santos was not one of them.”
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Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.