WASHINGTON — Rep. George Santos (RN.Y.) admitted Monday to lying about his work history and college education during his successful campaign for the US House of Representatives.
In an interview with the New York Post, Santos said: very sorry. “
He also told the newspaper, “I campaigned by talking about people’s concerns, not my resume,” adding, “I will keep the promises I made during the election.”
The New York Times asked last week about the life story 34-year-old Santos presented during his campaign.
The Queens resident said she had a degree from Baruch College in New York, but the school could not confirm it.
On Monday, Santos admitted: I am ashamed and sorry for embellishing his resume. ”
He added: … we do stupid things in life.
Santos also said he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, but neither company could find records to prove it.
Mr. Santos told the Post that he had “never worked directly” with either financial firm, adding that it was “a poor choice of words.”
He told the Post that Link Bridge, the investment firm he was vice president of, does business with both.
Another news outlet, the Jewish-American site The Forward, said on Santos’ campaign website that his grandparents had “fled Jewish persecution in Ukraine, settled in Belgium, and died during World War II.” He questioned the claim that he escaped persecution again.
“I never claimed to be Jewish,” Santos told the Post. It’s Jewish,” he said.
Santos ran for Congress in 2020 and was unsuccessful. He ran again in his 2022, winning a district that included Long Island Suburbs and parts of Queens.