The People’s Perjurer


Nathan Hart, Student Journalist

Recently elected congressman George Santos of New York has come under a great deal of scrutiny as of late due to a heap of accusations thrown against him regarding a series of apparent lies he made about his personal life. Santos’s lies are primarily about his familial history and his own credentials. To start off, he claimed that his mother had been killed in the September 11th attacks. Later on, it was revealed that his mother was not even in the United States when the attacks took place and that she actually passed away in 2016. Additionally, he claimed that his grandparents were holocaust survivors, despite the fact they were born in Brazil and could not have possibly been affected by Nazi Germany’s atrocities in Europe. He claimed that he attended NYU and that he was a star volleyball player at Baruch University, both of which are completely false. Plus, he stated that an investment firm he owned lost four employees in the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting, despite none of the 49 victims having worked for him. Worst of all, Santos reportedly stole $3,000 from a fundraiser to provide medical treatment for a disabled veteran’s service dog. Currently, George Santos is undeniably the most controversial congressman, and it is uncertain if the general public will ever be able to untangle his labyrinthine web of lies.