- The Handbasket
- The Daily Santos: Vol. 6
The Daily Santos: Vol. 6
He did WHAT?
I have nothing pithy to say because there’s simply too much George news. Go, go, gadget, go!
He basically killed a dog
Texts obtained by Jacqueline Sweet of Patch.com reveal George Santos (going by Anthony Devolder at the time) started a GoFundMe in 2016 to raise money for a disabled veteran’s dog who needed tumor surgery. But after the required $3,000 was raised, Santos became cagey about arranging the actual procedure, and eventually disappeared with the money.
The dog, Sapphire, never had her tumor removed and died shortly thereafter. Truly what is the deal with Republican men and dogs?
He actually got committee assignments
The fact remains that George is a sitting member of Congress, and when it came time to make committee assignments today, there was basically no choice but to seat him. It definitely had a “picked last in dodge ball” vibe, but Santos was assigned to the House Committee on Small Business and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. What does he know about those things? Unclear. But it couldn’t be any less than Marjorie Taylor Green knows about homeland security.
His co-worker told him to GTFO
George’s day didn’t start so well: his fellow New York congressman Ritchie Torres (D) organized a press conference to call on his colleague from Long Island to resign.
"...mother died twice"
"...ancestors survived the holocaust"
-@RitchieTorres summarizes the many lies and allegations of Cong. George Santos from memory, while calling for the FEC to investigate his finances.
@PIX11News at 5pm
@NewsNation at 5:30pm.
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff)
Jan 17, 2023
Torres is working with a group called Concerned Citizens of NY-3 composed of people who live in the district and are upset they elected a sociopath. One speaker at the press conference said, “We deserve real representation, not a charlatan. Speaker McCarthy is insulting the 700,000 plus residents of this district by not pushing him out.”
In addition to the presser, Torres published an op-ed further calling out Santos. He writes:
His old company did work in the USSR
George’s former employer Harbor City Capital was previously charged for operating as a ponzi scheme and a Daily Beast story I shared yesterday confirmed ties to Andrew Intrater, cousin and money manager to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and bigtime donor to the Santos campaign. But wait! There’s more!
I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation.
His former roommate is flabbergasted
Gregory Morey-Parker went on CNN Tuesday morning and talked about Santos stealing his Burberry scarf (among other things) when they lived together. He claims Santos “would go to bars with rolls of hundred dollar bills and, three days later, he would have no money” and, shockingly, exhibited “delusions of grandeur.”
You thought wrong, Greg!
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