Newly elected GOP congressman (NY) appears to have lied about ... EVERYTHING

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fskimospy

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woolfe9998

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And another.


Besides the stuff about claiming to have been mugged when he course he wasn't, Santos said during the campaign that he would donate his entire Congressional salary when elected. Now when asked directly if he's going to do it, he won't answer the question.

People like this should never be able to hold elected office. Democracy has to work better than this.
 

tweaker2

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Santos has in part answered the question about "How low can the Republicans go". What's not in question is that there is no bottom for them to crash into. Santos is living proof that the Repubs really don't care how unqualified their office holders are with the likes of Marg Green, Trump et al leading the way. They'll take anyone that can qualify at the very margins of eligibility and beyond so long as they can scam their way into being elected just like Trump did. Well, come to think of it, the majority of elected Repubs in Congress as well as their Justices in the SCOTUS are obviously corrupt to the core and they really don't care that they're notoriously known for being that way.
 
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VRAMdemon

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The latest Santos "revelations". lol

Somebody tried to kill him:


“We have already suffered an attempt on my life, an assassination attempt, a threatening letter, having to have the police, a police escort standing in front of our house.” - George Santos
“In the middle of Fifth Avenue. And that wasn’t the worst of it. Nobody did anything, nobody did anything. The fear is real. It’s surreal what we live through here.” - George Santos
Put the pieces together ....

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, incredible.” - Donald Trump
 

ElFenix

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what's a little forgery on top of all the other shit this guy has lied about

But the newly listed treasurer, Thomas Datwyler, a veteran campaign finance treasurer who has served on multiple other political organizations, says he does not work for the Santos campaign and that the filings were signed under his name without his consent.
 

fskimospy

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what's a little forgery on top of all the other shit this guy has lied about



I feel more and more like there’s mental illness at work here. People lie and bullshit all the time but it’s kind of nuts to keep doing it so brazenly after being caught over and over, especially things like this that sound like they may land him in further legal hot water.
 

Pohemi

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I feel more and more like there’s mental illness at work here. People lie and bullshit all the time but it’s kind of nuts to keep doing it so brazenly after being caught over and over, especially things like this that sound like they may land him in further legal hot water.
It's almost as if it's a compulsive, psychological issue and he just can't stop or help himself. IDEK that Donald was as bad as Santos. Every other day they reveal some new detail of his past that was entirely fabricated. Example:

Donald: "I'm a self-made man, I earned my fortune myself." Yeah, after a "small" $1m loan from daddy. So not true, but maybe at least loosely based in reality, and at least the source of the funds was known.

Santos: "I made my fortune myself." Still unknown where he stole his money from, and some have been digging for a while trying to track it down. It didn't come from his family, or a legitimate job, etc. Hell, the FEC hasn't figured it out yet. So...not true, and not even verifiable where the money came from. (Though we know he'll fundraise for homeless people's pets and then steal the funds)

This guy would lie about what kind of sandwich he brought to work for the day, he has so little honesty and integrity.
 
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pmv

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It's almost as if it's a compulsive, psychological issue and he just can't stop or help himself. IDEK that Donald was as bad as Santos. Every other day they reveal some new detail of his past that was entirely fabricated. Example:

Donald: "I'm a self-made man, I earned my fortune myself." Yeah, after a "small" $1m loan from daddy. So not true, but maybe at least loosely based in reality, and at least the source of the funds was known.

Santos: "I made my fortune myself." Still unknown where he stole his money from, and some have been digging for a while trying to track it down. It didn't come from his family, or a legitimate job, etc. Hell, the FEC hasn't figured it out yet. So...not true, and not even verifiable where the money came from. (Though we know he'll fundraise for homeless people's pets and then steal the funds)

This guy would lie about what kind of sandwich he brought to work for the day, he has so little honesty and integrity.

I was just wondering if it's possible he's got a PD? A different one to Trump?

Others have speculated NPD, it seems


But I don't know that that fits. That fits Trump better, as in the example you cite - Trump's lies were about bigging himself up, distorting the truth in a direction that made him seem better. Santos's lies seem more random and more comprehensive, almost like constructing a complete fantasy version of himself. Walter Mitty comes to mind.
Apparently that's not in itself a mental disorder, though.

 
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Just confirmation of a few more of the Incredible Mr. Santos's lies, where he claimed to be a star volleyball player on athletic scholarship for Baruch college (a Division 3 school), along with stories of beating Harvard and Yale with his athletic prowess.

Noting that these not particularly smart lies include claiming to play for a team for which he never even tried out for, at a school he did not attend, and against an opponent (Yale) that does not and did not have a men's varsity volleyball team, on an athletic scholarship that is prohibited at Division 3 Baruch. Also, he claimed to play the position of "striker", which does not even exist in volleyball - making it quite unlikely he ever actually played competitive volleyball anywhere at all.

In search of George Santos’s illustrious college volleyball career

1) “George Santos never played for Baruch men’s volleyball,”
2) ...calling Santos’s descriptions of his time at Baruch “blatant lies,” “disgraceful” and “obviously false.” For starters, “NCAA Division III does not allow athletic scholarships. Only academic,” said Stack, the coach.
3) “Baruch does not have a record of George Santos or George Devolder [another name Santos has used] ... enrolled at Baruch College"

I'd also note Santos claimed in this story to be 6'2", which I would also call doubtful given his general trend to lie about everything...
 
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Just confirmation of a few more of the Incredible Mr. Santos's lies, where he claimed to be a star volleyball player on athletic scholarship for Baruch college (a Division 3 school), along with stories of beating Harvard and Yale with his athletic prowess.

Noting that these not particularly smart lies include claiming to play for a team for which he never even tried out for, at a school he did not attend, and against an opponent (Yale) that does not and did not have a men's varsity volleyball team, on an athletic scholarship that is prohibited at Division 3 Baruch. Also, he claimed to play the position of "striker", which does not even exist in volleyball - making it quite unlikely he ever actually played competitive volleyball anywhere at all.

In search of George Santos’s illustrious college volleyball career

1) “George Santos never played for Baruch men’s volleyball,”
2) ...calling Santos’s descriptions of his time at Baruch “blatant lies,” “disgraceful” and “obviously false.” For starters, “NCAA Division III does not allow athletic scholarships. Only academic,” said Stack, the coach.
3) “Baruch does not have a record of George Santos or George Devolder [another name Santos has used] ... enrolled at Baruch College"

I'd also note Santos claimed in this story to be 6'2", which I would also call doubtful given his general trend to lie about everything...
He might actually be 6'2". Did you see the video of him in drag? He looked pretty tall.
 
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For reasons which I can't begin to understand or explain it does still seem to look like this guy has some unresolved issues involving his ego and some weird compulsion to make up stories about himself that are more flattering, perhaps, than his actual history suggests.
 

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santos finances issues taking a turn for the worse.
  1. his campaign was trying to hire a new treasurer Thomas Datwyler.
  2. Datwyler declines the job on monday having never even seen the acct books.
  3. on tuesday santos campaign files report with Datwyler's signature with fed election commission amending information on money saying the $500000 wasnt a loan from santos and doesn't tell where it came from.
  4. Datwyler informs ABC news that he never signed the papers so it is a FORGERY (federal crime).
if santos forged the signature or told someone else to forge it, there will be criminal charges.
not telling the FEC where your money came from is also a legal problem.

an image of comes to mind of the titanic sinking with santos singing in drag while his campaign staff all run for their emergency flotation immunity plea deals.
 

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My bet is on Russia, indirectly via a MAGA LLC shell corp. They don't quite own half of the Republican congress, but they're getting close.
Trump or Bolsonaro wouldn't surprise me. From what I read though, it could be one of his scams paid off.
 
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When the ball finally drops, the Repugnicans will be “see we got rid of him in a timely matter!!!”
 
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