A piece from The New York Times raises doubts about the past of a future Republican lawmaker.
The study released on Monday pertains to George Santos, whose triumph in November’s midterm elections reversed years of Democratic dominance of New York’s 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses a large portion of Long Island.
According to the Times, Santos, who was born in Queens to Brazilian immigrants, became the first openly homosexual Republican to win a non-incumbent House seat when he defeated Democrat Robert Zimmerman 54.1 percent to 45.9 percent.
He has campaigned against the crime and inflation that had afflicted New York and the nation under Democratic administration, stating in one video, “Don’t NYC my Long Island.”
Santos’s victory appeared to be a big success for the Republican Party, but a piece in The New York Times has led many to wonder if he is qualified to serve in the House of Representatives.
The liberal publication said that he may be wanted for offenses committed in Brazil at the age of 19 and that he appeared to have misled about his past on his résumé.
According to Santos’ campaign website, he attended Baruch College in New York, worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and founded Friends of Pets United, an animal rescue organization.
According to the article, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup stated they had no record of Santos ever working for them, Baruch College said it had no record of his graduating, and the Internal Revenue Service could not locate a charity with that name.
The Times also reported that in 2008, Santos was suspected of stealing a checkbook from an elderly patient of his mother, a nurse in the Brazilian city of Niterói, and using it to make multiple fraudulent transactions, including a pair of shoes. According to the article, he eventually confessed to the crime, but the case remained unresolved since he never answered to a court summons.
In reaction to the news, Santos tweeted a statement from his attorney, Joseph Murray, in which Murray said that the left-wing media was seeking to “smear his good name” with “defamatory” allegations.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“George Santos represents the kind of progress that the Left is so threatened by — a gay, Latino, immigrant and Republican who won a Biden district in overwhelming fashion by showing everyday voters that there is a better option than the broken promises and failed policies of the Democratic Party,” Murray said.
He ended the statement with a quote attributed to Winston Churchill: “You have enemies? Good. It means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” (The quote actually originated with French novelist Victor Hugo.) CONTINUE READING…