NEW YORK – New York Rep.-elect George Santos confessed on Monday to a multitude of lies he made on the campaign trail, including about his education, work experience and falsely claiming to be Jewish.
Santos, who came clean to The New York Post, insisted that the controversy won’t deter him from serving out his two-year term in Congress.
The following morning, The New York Times published a blockbuster expose alleging that much of what Santos, 34, had said about his education, his wealth, his business experience, and even where he lives is false or at least questionable.
On Monday, Santos, who claimed on his resume to work for high profile Wall Street firms, confessed that he "never worked directly" for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, suggesting that he probably could have used a better choice of words.
Instead, Santos said, he worked for Link Bridge, which did business with both Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.
“My sins here are embellishing my resume. I’m sorry,” Santos said on Monday.
He also admitted he had not graduated from Baruch College, nor “from any institution of higher learning.”
Santos was accused of not being gay because he was married to a woman until 2020. Santos addressed those claims with the Post on Monday as well, saying he was married to a woman for five years but is now married to a gay man, adding that his married life is personal.
The Republican Jewish Coalition did not respond to The Jerusalem Post's immediate request for comment.
JTA contributed to this report.
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