Congressman-elect George Santos’ Dishonesty is Revealed


By Eunice Chi, Social Media Editor

Republican and Representative-elect for New York’s 3rd congressional district, George Santos is facing scrutiny for lies about his background, and is now under investigation by prosecutors in the state. 

Some of the lies that Santos has publicly admitted to are being Jewish, working on Wall Street, and his college degree. He had claimed that he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, and had a degree in finance and economics from Baruch College.

While campaigning, he called himself a “proud American Jew,” but later backtracked.

“I am Catholic,” he stated. “Because I learned my maternal family had a Jewish background I said I was ‘Jew-ish’.”

Santos also lied about attending Horace Mann School, and in 2021, tweeted that his mother had died in the 9/11 attacks—a few months later, he tweeted that she had died in December of 2016. 

In addition to lies about his background, Santos’ financial situation is also being called into question. Despite financial problems including eviction and owed rent, he loaned his campaign over $700,000, with the source being unknown.

The New York attorney general’s office has announced that it is investigating the recent revelations, while many are denouncing Santos for his dishonesty.

“Congressman-Elect George Santos has broken the public trust by making serious misstatements regarding his background, experience and education, among other issues,” stated chair of Nassau County Republican Committee, Joseph G. Cairo.

“I believe a full investigation by the House Ethics Committee and, if necessary, law enforcement, is required,” added New York Republican and Representative-elect Nick Lalota.

Protests have also taken place in Long Island, with demands for Santos to resign.

“All of his lies are a betrayal of public trust—politicians should be transparent about their background, so that voters can make informed decisions based on truth. I absolutely think he should resign, he clearly is not fit to be an honest, trustworthy government official,” commented Wayne Hills Senior Yara Shobut.

Despite the backlash, Santos has given no indication of stepping down from his new office. His swearing in is scheduled for January 3rd, and he could face questioning by the House Committee on Ethics, as well as the Justice Department, if he takes office.

“I am not a criminal,” Santos says. “This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”