(Republicaninformer.com)- New York Republican Representative-elect George Santos admitted to lying about his previous work and college, according to Fox News. Santos formerly claimed that he worked for two major financial institutions and graduated college—two untrue claims.
Santos will represent a district in Long Island in the incoming 118th Congress. He made the confession during an interview with The New York Post but said that his lies will not keep him from serving his full two-year term.
“I am not a criminal,” he told the Post in an exclusive interview. “This will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”
Santos’ resume came under question just weeks before he was to take his oath as a New York representative. His campaign biography reportedly stated that his grandparents were from Ukraine and escaped the Holocaust. They allegedly fled to Belgium and then to Brazil, prompting critics to ask whether or not he was actually Jewish.
The soon-to-be representative asserts his Catholicism but says that his grandmother was Jewish and told him stories about being Jewish before converting.
Santos also claimed that he had worked for financial giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, but that could not be verified. In his interview, however, he said that he did not work “directly” for those two companies, but instead worked for Link Bridge, which did business with them. He then claimed that he made “capital introductions” between investors and clients while Link Bridge was a limited partner.
The interview yielded yet another revelation. Santos admitted that he lied about ever graduating from college. He then apologized for “having embellished” his resume, adding that he owns up to it and “We do stupid things in life.”
His orientation is also being questioned as Santos claims to be a gay man but was married to a woman for five years until 2020. He says that now he is married to a gay man.