Does George Santos invented the famous phrase that nothing in this world is certain “except death and taxes”? No! Of course not! But at this stage of Santos sagait would (1) not be at all surprising to learn that he told people this and (2) would be reasonable to change the sentence to “Nothing is certain but death, taxes and George Santos lying about of something”.
Today, that “something” is actually several things, and they come thanks to an interview Santos did in December with a journalist João Batista Jr. and writer-translator Flora Thomson-DeVeaux for brazil Radio Novelo Apresenta podcast. According to Thomson-DeVeaux, after conducting the interview, she “let out a little cry of rageDuring the many lies, Santos clearly tried to get past them and informed Batista Jr. that there was “no way” they were “giving this guy a platform.” Fast forward a few months, and they’ve decided — in light of the revelation that Santos is a pathological liar — to Share it with the world.
- That he was so rich he would donate his entire congressional salary to four anonymous NGOs. (Asked about the origin of his wealth, he replied, “Indiscreet question. Let’s just say we live comfortably these days.”)
- That “there are a total of 300 drag shows a day in New York schools”. (Surprisingly, his report participation in at least one drag show did not come.)
- That 20,000 New York women had “on-demand” abortions during their third trimester in 2021. (According to Batista Jr., the number of late-term abortions in the state is likely closer to 1,000.)
- That in the summer of 2021, he walked out of a building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street and – “at three o’clock in the afternoon”, that is to say in broad daylight – was assaulted by two men who took his briefcase, watch and shoes before fleeing the scene without the police or anyone on the street noticing. (For those unfamiliar with the alleged crime scene, Fifth Avenue — and especially this corner of 55th Street — is one of the busiest places in New York City. As Batista Jr. points out, “every three hours, 27,000 pedestrians cross the block between 54th and 55th streets, which is home to the five-star hotel The Peninsula and luxury jewelers Harry Winston and Breguet.As if that were not enough, New York is one of the cities the most monitored in the world: 25,500 security cameras monitor squares, streets and avenues, counting the cameras installed in public and private spaces.”) Naturally, Santos has not yet provided a requested police report. of you staying at home, Santos has now claimed he was assaulted on at least two occasions, the other being when he was supposed to be stolen in the queens on his way to deliver a rent arrears check. And before you ask, no, he didn’t provide a police report for that incident either (and the NYPD told Gothamist there was “nothing on file”).
- That he was the target of an “assassination attempt”. Yes, an assassination attempt! Sayeth Santos: “We have already suffered an attempt on my life, an assassination attempt, a threatening letter, having to have the police, a police escort standing in front of our house.” This particular claim, along with the one about the Fifth Avenue assault, made Rachel MaddowMonday night show: