On Tuesday, the Trump MAGA Republican Party said nothing as elected serial-liar George ‘Scamtos’ Santos came to Capitol Hill.
It shouldn’t surprise us that Republicans are going to seat Santos, without any opposition, even though criminal fraud and financial investigations have been launched. The only reason he hasn’t been sworn-in yet is because Republican in-fighting has, so far, prevented Kevin McCarthy from becoming House Speaker.
Rep. Santos spent his first day in Congress scurrying away like a rat from reporters trying to avoid questions regarding his shameless lying. Santos will fit right in with the rotten rogue’s gallery Republican “party” of traitors, shameless charlatans, and pathological liars.
Santos has been exposed as a fanciful fabricator ever since he beat Robert Zimmerman in New York’s 3rd congressional district in November. What hasn’t Santos lied about?
Santos has been found to have lied about: working at Goldman Sacks; working at Citigroup; going to Baruch College; going to New York University; claiming that he lost friends in the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting; claiming he owned mansions in Oyster Bay and the Hamptons, on Long Island; among other lies.
One particularly humorous outcome came from his lies about being Jewish and having grandparents who “survived the Holocaust.” When confronted about his lie about being Jewish, he said this, “I never claimed to be Jewish … I said I was ‘Jew-ish’.”
These are the kind of fork-tongued frauds the supposedly upright Republican Party votes into office regularly.
The only thing we know for sure, perhaps, about this liar is that his name is George Santos, and he has Brazilian heritage. We can only, somewhat, safely say this because: Santos is wanted by Brazilian authorities for defrauding senior citizens, who were reportedly under the care of his home health care mother.
Santos will work well with Republicans trying to defraud American senior citizens with their Social Security privatization schemes.
New York voters voiced their anger at Santos and an investigation was launched by authorities on Long Island.
Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly, a Republican, said this: “The numerous fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-Elect Santos are nothing short of stunning. The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress. No one is above the law and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it.”
Despite the pronouncement by Republican prosecutor Donnelly, very few Republicans are saying anything about the scandalous Santos.
We should remember those who made it possible for a scoundrel like George Santos to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Santos, like Donald Trump, is the logical consequence of a GOP Party that has zero integrity. This is a party that still supports someone who should be prosecuted for sedition for the Jan. 6th coup attempt.
Ask yourself this question: why aren’t we hearing from the so-call leaders of the Republican Party in Washington about Santos? There are calls for the House Ethics Committee to investigate Santos from Democrats. But with Republicans slated to take control of the House shortly do we really expect these Trumpist Republicans to answer this call? If Donald Trump isn’t objectionable to Republicans why should Santos be?
Republicans are more likely to engage in theatric House investigations of Hunter Biden and attempts to impeach President Biden.
We all know lying is something politicians do. However, Republicans are the masters of political lying. Many of the multiple liars in their midst now don’t even try to tell plausible lies. They apparently believe Republican voters don’t care about their lies—just as long as they “own the libs.”
This is but one negative aspect of the Republican Party made much worse by the Trump effect.
Indeed, Santos seems to be a student of the Trump school of political lying. And he is probably surprised that he is being scrutinized for his lying, since Donald Trump introduced the Republican playbook of unchecked serial lying.
It will be interesting to see where the investigation into Rep. Santos goes. Will he be brought down after he is seated? Lying on federal financial forms is a crime.
Questions are now being asked about where Santos got his recently acquired wealth. When Santos first ran for Congress, in 2020, he listed a salary of $55,000 and a net worth of $5,000. But in his recent September financial disclosure, he showed a salary of $750,000 with assets over $2 million.
Will Santos be exposed as a financial fraudster as well? And what about him being wanted by the Brazil authorities? Could he face extradition to Brazil?
Besides being wanted by Brazilian prosecutors for elder fraud he is also wanted for forging checks to steal merchandise.
Now, some of the Republicans voters from New York’s 3rd congressional district should be commended for denouncing this con artist. However, why aren’t most Republicans condemning George Santos, particularly Republican leaders in Congress? And why is it that Republican voters seem hardwired to believe the lies of people like Santos in the first place?
If the Republican Party really believed in putting “country before party,” they would be trying to prevent George Santos from being seated.
The Republican’s silence on the George Santos scandal tells us all we need to know about the shameless traitorous Republican Party of today. They care about only one thing: clinging to political power at all costs.