Republican Calls Liar George Santos a ‘SOCIOPATH’ Craving Attention
Rep. Nick LaLota criticized fellow New York Republican and famed manufacturer George Santos as a “sociopath.”
CNN asked LaLota, who along with Santos are two of four in his caucus to swap seats in liberal New York in the midterms, if Santos would bag one of the coveted aisle seats before Tuesday’s State of the Union address. .
“He’s a sociopath, George Santos — he seeks that attention, even negative attention drives him, and he’s become an embarrassment and a distraction to Republicans in the House,” Lalota told CNN Wednesday morning.
LaLota was one of the first in a growing number of House Republicans to call for Santos’ resignation.
Rep. Nick LaLota slammed fellow New York Republican and famed manufacturer George Santos as a ‘sociopath’
From the aisle seat, members of Congress can shake hands with Supreme Court justices, cabinet secretaries, or even the president himself.
Eventually, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks got between Santos and President Biden and got the handshake.
But Santos got much more than he bargained for. Video footage showed Sen. Mitt Romney confronting the serial liar and saying what appeared to be: “You don’t belong here.”
Santos, who was caught fabricating his college and employment history, as well as his status as a volleyball champion and claiming that his mother was at the World Trade Center on the day of the 9/11 attacks, seemed surprised, even when he appeared. to return fire.
Romney seems to repeat the same words several times to the newly elected Republican representative from New York.
Sen. Mitt Romney appeared to clash with Rep. George Santos before the State of the Union address. The senator seemed to say, “You should be ashamed,” to the serial fantasist.
“It shouldn’t be in Congress and they’re going to go through the process and hopefully get it out,” Romney told reporters after the speech. “But he shouldn’t be there and if he had any shame, he wouldn’t be there.”
Santos described the meeting with Semafor reporter Kadia Goba.
He claims that Romney began by saying “you don’t belong here.”
“Go and tell the 142,000 who voted,” Santos said in response.
“You’re an idiot,” says Romney. “You’re a much bigger idiot,” Santos replies.
“Mitt Romney is right on this,” LaLota said. ‘He doesn’t deserve to be in Congress.’
“He’s all about the rhetoric,” LaLota said of Santos. ‘He’s all about the drama. And he has fallen far below the standard to which we should all hold ourselves.
Santos, who at first ran through the halls of the Capitol to avoid reporters and not tell his lies, has now adopted a more aggressive media strategy.
‘Hi @MittRomney, just a reminder that you will NEVER be PRESIDENT!’ she tweeted after the terse exchange gained traction on Twitter.
It happened minutes before President Joe Biden arrived on the chamber to deliver his State of the Union address, with US senators and representatives chatting among themselves.
And it came the same day that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appeared to reveal that Santos was facing an investigation.
“Ethics is moving forward, and if ethics finds anything, we will take action,” McCarthy said CNN. “Right now, we’re not allowing him to be on the committees from the point of view of the questions that have been raised.”
He later said he did not intend to confirm that Santos was the subject of a formal investigation, but rather that he was the subject of ethics complaints.
The New York Republican, nicknamed the Long Island Liar for the many lies he told about his biography, told CNN he was “not concerned” about the House ethics investigation.
It comes on the same day that a group of New Yorkers from Santos’ 3rd Congressional District came to Washington, DC demanding his resignation.
Romney and Santos clashed as members took their seats before the speech.
He has repeatedly said that he will not resign.
That leaves the Republicans in a bind. Santos is a key vote for them in a narrow House, but many have raised concerns about the way he won elections last year with a highly decorated resume.
Residents of Long Island and Queens gathered in front of the US Capitol for a press conference led by New York House Democrats Ritchie Torres and Dan Goldman.
They not only pushed for Santos to resign, but also pressured McCarthy to “do the right thing” and forced the embattled representative out of Congress.
Goldman told reporters after the news conference that Santos’ continued tenure in the House was a stain on the institution, while noting that Republican leaders have not taken action against him.
New questions have surfaced almost daily.
New York Democratic Reps. Dan Goldman and Ritchie Torres, both representing New York City’s congressional districts, led a press conference in front of the US Capitol with residents of the Santos district.
The 34-year-old New York politician reportedly told donors during his 2021 congressional campaign that he produced Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, which ran from 2011 to 2014, but the lead producer Michael Cohl disputed these claims.
Santos said he attended Horace Mann School, an elite private school in Brox where tuition is $59,800 per year. The school said no.
Some claim that he has already returned. When he applied, he said he worked on Wall Street for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, but now says he used a “poor choice of words” in describing his relationship with the two firms.
In 2016, he claimed he was robbed of $2,250 in a robbery on his way to pay his rent, but police have no record of the incident.
The list goes on.