New York Republican Representative George Santos was swiftly dragged on X, formerly Twitter, after posting a sign from the 2023 New York City Marathon that mocked his penchant for lying.
An unknown individual created a sign that humorously referenced Santos' long record of dishonesty:
"Pace yourself. George Santos finished 21 hours ago."
But Santos—best known for fabricating practically his entire life story—nonetheless shared the photo along with a laugh-crying emoji, leaving it unclear whether he fully grasped the joke's context.
"So this happened in the NYC marathon!"
You can see his post below.
You can see the sign below.
People on the social media platform mocked him for sharing a joke at his own expense.
Last month, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn unveiled an updated indictment against Santos, tacking on an additional 10 federal charges, which increased the total number of charges against the Long Island Republican to 23.
The expanded charges detail that Santos allegedly engaged in identity theft, unauthorized use of donors' credit cards, and the submission of falsified campaign reports. These reports included non-existent loans and contributions that were either fabricated or unlawfully obtained.
At his most recent court hearing held on October 27, a judge set Santos' trial date for September 9, 2024, months after the GOP primary in which Santos has declared he will participate.
Last week, Santos managed to survive a House expuslion vote, retaining his position as most Republicans and 31 Democrats chose not to remove him while his criminal trial and a House Ethics Committee investigation proceed.
Efforts to expel Santos from the House were initiated by fellow New York Republicans eager to distance themselves from a colleague accused of fabricating his life story, stealing from donors, lying to Congress, and wrongly receiving unemployment benefits.
However, the resolution to expel him did not receive the necessary two-thirds vote. In fact, it couldn't even garner a simple majority, with 179 votes for expulsion and 213 against.