NYC Rep-Elect Santos Admits Lied About His Career And Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Representative-elect George Santos, RN.Y., admitted Monday that he lied about his work experience and college education during his successful campaign for a U.S. House seat.

In an interview with the New York Post, Santos said, “My sins here embellish my resume. I’m sorry. »

He also told the newspaper: ‘I campaigned talking about people’s concerns, not my CV’ and added: ‘I intend to keep the promises I made during the campaign.’

The New York Times asked questions last week about the life story that Santos, 34, presented during his campaign.

The Queens resident had said he graduated from Baruch College in New York, but the school said that could not be confirmed.

On Monday, Santos acknowledged: “I didn’t graduate from any higher education institution. I’m embarrassed and sorry for embellishing my resume.

He added: “I recognize that. … We do stupid things in life.

Santos had also said that he had worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, but neither company could find documents proving this.

Santos told the Post he had « never worked directly » for either financial firm, saying he used a « poor choice of words. »

He told the Post that Link Bridge, an investment firm of which he was vice president, does business with the two.

Another media outlet, American Jewish site The Forward, had questioned a claim on Santos’ campaign website that his grandparents « fleed Jewish persecution in Ukraine, settled in Belgium, and re-emerged. » fled persecution during World War II.

“I never claimed to be Jewish,” Santos told the Post. “I am Catholic. Because I learned that my maternal family was of Jewish origin, I said that I was “Jewish”.

Santos first ran for Congress in 2020 and lost. He ran again in 2022 and won in the district which includes some Long Island suburbs and a small part of Queens.

The Associated Press


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