He lied to me too
A man who was 18 when he started dating and later moved in with George Santos – when the future congressman was married to a woman – says he was also lied to.
“He used to say he would get money from Citigroup, he was an investor,” Pedro Vilarva said. The New York Times of her 2014 romance with Santos, who was 26 at the time. “One day it’s one thing, one day it’s something else. He never really went to work.
Vilarva said Santos once gave him tickets to Hawaii that didn’t exist, then found out he was wanted for theft in Brazil.
“I woke up in the morning and packed all my stuff in trash bags, called my dad and left,” he said.
This anecdote might be shocking, except that Santos, who will be sworn in to Congress on Tuesday, has already admitted a host of startling lies about his background, from his work history to his upbringing to his mother’s death.
The Daily Beast has discovered that the New York Republican, who often pointed out that he is openly gay during the campaign trail, officially ended a secret seven-year marriage to a woman in 2019.
But Santos’ shockingly false remarks about being “Jewish”, working for Goldman Sachs and owning 18 properties are the least of his headaches.
The state’s attorney general is reviewing the profanities he put on official forms and even some Republicans are suggesting he should resign, though others seem happy to have his vote in the House.
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