New York Republican Representative George Santos is facing criticism for lying about the reason a local Nassau County politician visited his office.
Although Santos claimed legislator Josh Lafazan had simply "stopped by" and even thanked him for discussing "the concerns that were addressed in the letter he brought in," Santos' post doesn't tell the full story: that Lafazan had called on him to resign.
You can see Santos' tweet below.
Shortly afterward, Lafazan shut down Santos' in a tweet of his own, writing:
"Let's be very clear: I did not 'stop by' your office. I hosted a prosted 'outside' your office calling on you to resign, and then hand-delivered you a letter to stop wasting police resources."
"Can't say I'm surprised you choose to distort the truth here — you're very good at it."
You can see Lafazan's tweet below.
Santos has been mired in scandal since New York Times reporters unearthed multiple lies he'd told about his life story.
He now faces ethics investigations amid allegations he violated campaign finance law as well as a separate fraud inquiry in Brazil, where he used to reside.
Although Santos admitted to "embellishing" his résumé and questions remain about his education, work history and even his source of income, he has not heeded calls to step down from Congress, instead assuring GOP officials he will not run in 2024.
The news Santos' had lied about the reason Lafazan met with him didn't surprise anyone and he was abruptly criticized for it.
Santos' latest lie came shortly after he admitted he is a "terrible liar" and said he regretted lying about his life during an interview with Piers Morgan.
Santos appeared to want viewers to feel sorry for him when he said he did not enjoy the attention his lies have garnered around the world and would never have run for office if he'd known he'd generate so much controversy.
Morgan, however, did not let Santos off easily—particularly after questioning why Santos lied about his mother being in the World Trade Center during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001—and said he struggles to believe anything Santos says.
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