, 2023-01-03 00:56:19,
The US Capitol building in Washington, D.C., the United States, November 4, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Ji)
It is not uncommon for American politicians to tell lies about their life stories and political proposals in support of the Court.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) — The scandal of U.S. Congressman-elect George Santos lying about his resume is mounting, casting a dark shadow over Washington ahead of the sworn-in of the new and divided Congress.
Santos, who was elected in the 2022 midterm elections to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district, admitted to the New York Post last week that he lied about his work experience and education while campaigning.
“My sins here adorn my resume. I’m sorry,” said Santos, the 34-year-old Republican, claiming that the controversy would not stop him “from a good legislative success.”
Lies and confession
Santos has described himself as “the complete embodiment of the American Dream” — the gay son of Brazilian immigrants who has become a “seasoned Wall Street financier and investor” with experience working in the business world.
Santos bragged that he worked for prominent Wall Street firms Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, but neither firm could find any records corroborating his claims, according to a New York Times investigation.
In February 2021, Santos tweeted that he and his family owned more than a dozen properties, while the tenants had not paid their rent for nearly a year. However, no evidence has been uncovered to verify such property claims…
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