washington – Rep.-elect George Santos, RN.Y., He admitted Monday that he lied about his work history and college education during his successful bid for a U.S. House seat.
during an interview new york post, “My sin here is beautifying my resume. I’m sorry,” Santos said.
He also told the paper: “I’m campaigning on people’s concerns, not my résumé,” adding, “I intend to deliver on the promises I made during the campaign.”
this New York Times Questions were raised last week about the life story that Santos, 34, told during the campaign.
The Queens resident has said he has a degree from Baruch College in New York, but the school said it could not confirm.
On Monday, Santos admitted: “I didn’t graduate from any institution of higher education. I’m embarrassed and sorry for embellishing my resume.”
He added: “I admit it. … We do stupid things in life.
Santos also said he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, but neither firm could find any records to confirm this.
Santos told the Post that he had “never worked directly for any financial firm,” saying he used “terrible wording.”
He told the Post that Link Bridge, an investment firm of which he was a vice president, does business with both companies.
Another News Outlet, American Jewish Website forward, Questions the claim on the Santos campaign website that his grandparents “fleeed Jewish persecution in Ukraine, settled in Belgium and fled persecution again during World War II.”
“I never claimed to be Jewish,” Santos told the Post. “I’m Catholic. I say I’m ‘Jewish’ because I know my mother’s family has a Jewish background.”
Santos ran for Congress for the first time in 2020, but lost. He ran again in 2022 and won in a district that includes some Long Island suburbs and a small portion of Queens.
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