U.S. Rep. George Santos reminded reporters as soon as once more Wednesday that he would remark on his admitted lies, and the revolving allegations since, “when there are remarks to be made” — and handled these staked outdoors his workplace to Chick-fil-A, a day after sustaining them with donuts which, by all accounts, had been primarily eaten.
“No remarks for you right now,” the Lengthy Island Republican stated when peppered with questions on his approach to the elevator. “When there are remarks to be made regarding anything you want, we will make those remarks. I just hope you guys patiently wait, and in the interim, we will be in touch.”
Requested particularly about newly surfaced claims Santos beforehand made — that he was the goal of an assassination try and mugged on Fifth Avenue in the midst of the day — the embattled politician informed reporters to look into it.
“You guys do such a good job at investigating,” Santos stated.
The NYPD stated Tuesday it had no document of any mugging or any try on the now-congressman’s life.
A robust majority of New York voters – together with about half of Republicans – consider Rep. George Santos ought to resign from Congress amid the continuing scandal tied to his historical past of mendacity, based on a brand new ballot launched Monday. NBC New York’s Andrew Siff reviews.
The questions got here within the wake of Rachel Maddow’s Monday night time present enjoying video of a Brazilian podcast Santos recorded in December. In Portuguese, he first claimed there was an try on his life. Throughout the identical podcast, he claimed muggers attacked him in August 2021 within the coronary heart of midtown, on Fifth Avenue and fifty fifth Avenue, noon.
Santos stated on the podcast that the robbers took his watch, briefcase and footwear.
Most New Yorkers stated they did not consider the theft declare and up to date polls present they need him to resign. Santos has admitted to embellishing his job credentials however stated an ethics investigation gained’t deter him from serving in workplace.