The New York Post reports that incoming U.S. Representative George Santos did not bring his wedding band to be formally inducted into office on Tuesday.
Santos, a homosexual Republican, was elected to represent New York’s Third Congressional District, which includes parts of northern Long Island, after beating Robert Zimmerman, a gay Democrat. However, since taking office, Santos has been caught in and admitted to many falsehoods.
The presence of two candidates in the campaign was unprecedented. Although Santos claims to have been openly homosexual for ten years, he was really married to a woman from 2009 to 2019.
His husband hasn’t been seen with him since last month when his falsehoods were exposed, and he didn’t bring him to the inauguration ceremony to be sworn in with him, as is customary for congressional spouses.
A New York Times investigation revealed several fabrications on Santos’ resume, including but not limited to the following. Although he claimed to have worked at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, neither company could find any evidence of his employment there.
Even though he claimed to have graduated from Baruch College in 2010, the school found no record of his having done so. His animal welfare group Friends of Pets United was not listed with the IRS.
He also claims to be the CEO of an investment management firm called the Devolder Organization but provides no details about the firm or its clients online. He has falsely claimed that his grandparents fled the Nazis during the Holocaust and that he is Jewish.
Without any proof to back up his claim, he blamed September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for the death of his mother from cancer in 2016. There is no evidence to support his claim that any of the four people killed in the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre were employed by him.
A check fraud case originally brought against him in Brazil, where he formerly resided, has lately been reopened. Authorities in both New York’s Nassau County and the federal government are looking into him.
Santos did not want to talk to the press when he approached the U.S. House offices on Tuesday. His sole declaration was that he would support California Congressman Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House; as of mid-afternoon, voting was still ongoing, with some legislators favoring Ohio’s Jim Jordan instead.
Many people, including New York’s openly homosexual U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres, have demanded that Santos step down. Torres told the Post, “It lowers Congress to have him as part of the institution.” His behavior is unfit for a member of Congress, and if given the chance, I would vote to have him expelled.