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Wed Jan 18, 2023, 06:08 PM

George Santos' latest doozy: Records show his mom wasn't in NYC on 9/11

Source: The Forward

Newly obtained documents from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services show that U.S. Rep. George Santosí mother, Fatima A.C.H. Devolder, was not in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, as he has claimed.

The Forward reviewed more than 90 pages of Santosí motherís immigration paperwork, from 1988 to 2012. The records confirm previous news reports that the congressman lied about key aspects of his family history, and reveal new details about his story. The idea that his mother survived the 9/11 attacks is one of several instances in which Santos has falsely claimed connections to tragic events.

Santosí troubles began in December, when The New York Times revealed that the newly elected congressman fabricated large swaths of his resume. Shortly after, the Forward broke the story that those lies included the prominent claim on his campaign website that his grandparents had fled anti-Jewish persecution in Belgium and then Ukraine before World War II. In fact, his grandparents were born in Brazil in 1927 and 1918.

Since then, stories of deceit and criminality have become daily media fodder. Allegations include campaign finance law violations to stealing a former roommateís scarf. Prosecutors in Queens and Long Island are investigating whether any of the lies violated the law, and local Republicans are among those who have called for his immediate resignation. But House Republican leaders have resisted those calls, and on Tuesday announced he would serve on two House committees: Small Business and Science, Space and Technology.



Read more: https://forward.com/news/532350/george-santos-congressman-lie-about-9-11-newly-released-documents/

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Reply George Santos' latest doozy: Records show his mom wasn't in NYC on 9/11 (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 18 OP
NullTuples Jan 18 #1
republianmushroom Jan 18 #2
Rebl2 Jan 18 #4
joe_stampingbull Jan 18 #3
kimbutgar Jan 18 #5
LudwigPastorius Jan 18 #6
The Wizard Jan 19 #7
catchnrelease Jan 19 #8
BlueWaveNeverEnd Jan 19 #9
Aussie105 Jan 19 #10
twodogsbarking Jan 19 #11
RevBrotherThomas Jan 19 #12
ShazzieB Jan 19 #13

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 06:38 PM

1. Starting to wonder if he doesn't actually have an important GOP role: bright, shiny distraction

He's kinda like the court jester that way.

Nobody is talking about the GOP's House of Representatives failure quite so much any more because the media has the attention span of a gnat.

Makes me wonder though, what else the House or the GOP has been up to...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 07:00 PM

2. What a fine republican politician

this man will go far in the republican party. He has the qualifications, lair, scammer, fleecer, etc.
And Kevins buddy. What more could a republican ask for.

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Response to republianmushroom (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 07:24 PM

4. +1

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 07:07 PM

3. but she was there in spirit!

he would say!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 07:42 PM

5. It just doesn't matter if Santos is the greatest liar ever

McCarthy is such a weak leader he canít afford to lose even one repuke so he will hold his nose and keep Santos in his caucus.

Can you imagine the outrage on the right if a newly elected Democratic representative had even a smidgen of even one or two of the lies of Santos.

Everyday this guy provides he is unfit but IOKIYAR ( itís ok if you are a Republican)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 11:14 PM

6. He's a congenital liar.

congenital adjective a dishonest dick

con-genital

con: from conman a man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true

genital: penis, cock, schwantz

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 12:50 AM

7. Former heavy weight boxer

once beat Cassius Clay.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 01:52 AM

8. Re: George Santos as a serial liar

Today on radio there was a really fascinating story about Santos and the psychology of serial liars. One interviewee is a journalist that did reporting on Santos when he was first running for office in 2020. He has some background stories that I hadn't heard so far. And a professor of psychology who talks about the mind of people that lie like GS does.

https://www.kpcc.org/2023-01-18/inside-the-mind-of-a-fabulist

One of the weird stunts that is described is when Santos would get some contractor to drive around Long Island for like 4 hours. Santos would point to several really expensive mansions/estates and tell the contractor that he--GS--wanted the man to do work on these places, as if he owned them. Of course he did not own any of them and it just wasted the time of the contractor who did not get any work out of this scam. Since it didn't benefit Santos in any way, the reporter felt that he did it just to get some thrill out of kind of cheating the workman. (That story is at the very end of the report. There is a short transcript of the recording but it leaves out a lot of good info.)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 02:33 AM

9. no link for this doozy but heard on radio today: Santos had a contractor drive him around all day

Santos had a contractor waste a day driving him around Long Island, pointing out 4 mansions that he proposed having the contractor work on. Santos claimed he owned the mansions... he did not.

Radio program on NPR was about Sociopathic lying, lying that has no purpose. Santos gained nothing from lying about the mansions... he is just a sociopath.

Person reporting the story was a local NY newspaper person.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 04:12 AM

10. George uses words for effect.

They don't need to be connected to reality, past or present.

But both of these statements are technically correct:

"his mother survived the 9/11 attacks" - anyone not anywhere near those attack points survived.

"his grandparents had fled anti-Jewish persecution in Belgium "

They survived by not being anywhere near the troubles at the time. Brazil was a bit of a safe place at the time.

But George could have stopped the 9/11 attacks, the holocaust, and a lot of other things.

It's just that he was busy at the time, doing open heart surgery in a plane toilet cubicle at 30,000 feet with only a credit card as a tool, and in the other instance, busy setting up a fast food franchise on the Moon.

A very talented man, greatly unappreciated.

He fits in well in the Repug party. And that unfortunately isn't sarcasm.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 08:48 AM

11. Are we sure that's his mom?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 09:43 AM

12. She WAS in the South Tower-

-ish.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2023, 10:06 AM

13. I am SO sick of this disgusting piece of scum. 😡

The only thing more offensive than his lies is the fact that he still has a seat in Congress. It's a travesty that this slime bucket is still receiving a salary and benefits on Uncle Sam's dime. To hell with him!

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