Watch prolific liar George Santos slink into the Capitol as reporters pepper him with questions

Watch prolific liar George Santos slink into the Capitol as reporters pepper him with questions

So far New York Rep.-elect George Santos, who may be a bona fide member of the House of Representatives by the time you read this, has made a series of outlandish claims: He was the original Gerber baby. He invented hummus. He spent several weeks in Valdez, Alaska, vigorously scrubbing otters—but only in the months prior to the oil spill. He resorbed five identical twins in the womb, which is why he has so many contradictory life stories. 

Indeed, his CV appears to have been cobbled together by at least six different oracles reading the post-brunch chicken entrails in Randy Quaid’s beard. So far he’s claimed he graduated from a college he didn’t graduate from, worked for two financial behemoths he hadn’t actually worked for, and was a Jewish descendant of Holocaust survivors. When asked to clarify the latter claim, Santos said, “I never claimed to be Jewish. I am Catholic. Because I learned my maternal family had a Jewish background I said I was ‘Jew-ish.'”

Uh-huh. Of course, I’ve seen every episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and love bagels with schmears of (vegan) cream cheese. Does that make me “Jew-ish” or just “Jew-esque?”  

Well, now Santos is discovering that fantabulous lies only appeal to the masses if you consistently double down on them and sound like two yetis trying to wax each other’s backs on a Tilt-A-Whirl. This silent treatment shit just isn’t going to cut it, man.

Tuesday, as Santos headed toward his new workplace for the first time, he was barraged with questions about his infamous fusillade of fibs. And for once, he chose not to make empty boasts:

🚨Rep.-elect George Santos has arrived on Capitol Hill He did not answer multiple questions, only telling me he will vote for Kevin McCarthy for speaker. pic.twitter.com/fiiFnHNxks

— Lalee Ibssa (@LaleeIbssa) January 3, 2023

As you can see in the above clip, Santos was peppered with numerous questions, including the following: 

“Do you feel like you’re qualified to serve in this Congress right now?”

“How do you hope your constituents can trust you, even though that you misrepresented your biography to them?”

“What’s your response to calls for a House ethics investigation … ?”

“Do you have any statement about your campaign and how you hope to govern?”

“Do you hope to carry out your full term?”

He answered none of them.

And here he is dodging another series of similar questions before—according to CBS News correspondent Scott MacFarlane—discovering he’d walked down the wrong hallway:

Rep-elect George Santos (R-NY) walked into a dead end in the basement of the Longworth House Office Bldg while speeding ahead of the press corps. Then had to turn around pic.twitter.com/TC61V33LvX

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 3, 2023

And here he briefly looks at his phone in lieu of answering yet another reporter’s questions:

And here he is in the House chamber, sitting with all his friends:

George Santos sitting alone on his phone as other members mingle: pic.twitter.com/I50ezF27dR

— Ahtra Elnashar (@AhtraElnashar) January 3, 2023

Meanwhile, the other House GOP members appear to be treating him like he has a deadly communicable disease other than COVID, and like he continually tells brazen lies other than that he won the presidency when he very clearly didn’t

George Santos is sitting by himself in the back of the chamber. He appears to be the only person sitting in silence/not talking to someone else. One member went over to say hi – Rep. Ken Calvert – and as soon as Santos introduced himself, Calvert bolted away.

— Ben Siegel (@bensiegel) January 3, 2023

It’s a shame Republican members of Congress are being so mean to Santos just because he lies all the time. For some reason, I’d been led to believe such behavior was de rigueur in today’s GOP. But apparently there’s only so far you can go.

Jewish space lasers aren’t enough to get you ostracized, it seems, but claiming to be “Jew-ish” apparently is.

Come on, George. Do some incomprehensible caterwauling. It’s the only way to save yourself. And, you know, it’s the Republican way. 

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