WINDY CITY TIMES
||Gay GOP congressman admits to lying about background
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Long Island Rep.-elect George Santosa newly elected gay GOP U.S. congressman who defeated an openly gay Democrat in Novembertold The New York Post that he lied on the campaign trail about his education and work experience, the publication reported.
However, Santos insisted that the controversy won't stop him from serving his two-year term in Congress. "My sins here are embellishing my resume. I'm sorry," Santos said.
"I am not a criminal," Santos added. "This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good."
Santos' professional biography was called into question earlier this month after the New York Times reported that he misrepresented a number of claims, including where he attended college and his alleged employment history with high-profile Wall Street firms. He also stands accused of lying about his religion (telling the Post he said he is "Jew-ish" instead of Jewish) and even his personal life (hiding that he was married to a woman for several years although he added he is now a happily married gay man).
Santos also admitted to lying when he claimed that he owned 13 different properties, saying he now resides at his sister's place in Huntington but is looking to purchase his own place.
The full article is at nypost.com/2022/12/26/rep-elect-george-santos-admits-fabricating-key-details-of-his-bio/ . The original New York Times reporting breaking the news about Santos' embellishments is at www.nytimes.com/2022/12/19/nyregion/george-santos-ny-republicans.html .
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