, 2023-01-12 00:10:18,
A photo taken on January 3, 2023 shows the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C., United States. (Xinhua / Liu Jie)
Reacting to the Santos scandal, US Congresswoman and Fox News contributor Tulsi Gabbard commented: “Washington has created a culture where lying is acceptable to advance your own interest.”
“So, no one should be surprised that the American people don’t trust these politicians.”
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — US Congressman George Santos, who has been caught up in lying about his resume, reiterated on Wednesday that he will not step down.
Santos, a 34-year-old Republican elected in last year’s midterm elections to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district, tweeted earlier today, “I’m not resigning!”
A group of Republicans — including Congressman Anthony D’Esposito, who represents New York’s 4th congressional district — urged Santos to resign on Wednesday.
D’Esposito said in a statement that “the many damaging lies and falsehoods of Santos that surround his history have irreparably broken the trust of the population he swore to serve.”
“For his betrayal of the public’s trust, I call on Congressman Jorge Santos to resign,” D’Esposito added.
Late last year, Santos admitted to lying about his educational history and career following an investigation by The New York Times.
“My sins here adorn my resume. I’m sorry,” Santos admitted at the time.
It is common for American politicians to lie about their life stories and political propositions in order to…
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