Truth-challenged Rep. George Santos (R-NY) admitted in an interview with Newsmax Thursday night that he “would have never gotten the nomination from Nassau County GOP” if he hadn’t lied about his nonexistent college resume.
But he maintains he didn’t run “a campaign of deceit and deception.”
From ABC7 in New York City:
“I would have never gotten the nomination from the Nassau County GOP if I had not concluded college. That was really the main driver, because of the way of the nature of their politics over there. It’s just plain and simple, right. So I made that bad decision,” Santos said.
“To say I deceived, and there was a campaign of deceit and deception, is just not fair. That’s just the political spin that the Nassau County GOP wants to create on this narrative. As you know, New York politics, it’s pretty simple. The party bosses run the narrative and everyone follow suit and this is what’s going on at the moment,” he said.
“Here’s the reality. I’m human and I’ve made mistakes. I’ve made peace with those mistakes, and I’ve come clean on those mistakes,” Santos said in the interview.
Read more here.
Also during the interview, Santos shared that he sees his time in Congress being about “having somebody like me come and represent other people who are just like me — simple-minded folks who come from absolutely nothing and have a voice in Congress.” (bolding is mine).
As I’ve reported several times on The Randy Report, as a direct result of his numerous lies, the Nassau County district attorney is investigating potential financial wrongdoing, Santos stepped down from his committee assignments last month, and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has confirmed Santos will face a House ethics probe.
Congressman George Santos credits lying for getting Nassau County GOP nomination for Congress, in new interview on Newsmax – ABC7 New York.
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