George Santos, a Republican elect, claimed his mother died in the 9/11 attacks, but five months later he tweeted that she passed away in December 2016.
The tweets are the most strange development in the Santos rigmarole, which has been littered with fabrications from the guy who will start serving as the third congressional district representative of New York next week.
On Wednesday night, Yashar Ali (notable American journalist) identified the tweets from 2021 and posted screenshots of Santos’ conflicting statements next to one another.
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Santos tweeted, “9/11 claimed my mother’s life…,” in response to a ludicrously named account that stated, “9/11 was a victimless crime”.
“I’m blocking, then, so I won’t have to read it again,” tweet added.
Five months later, Santos revealed his mother passed away in December 2016 in a tweet.
He added, “This year, December 23, commemorates 5 years since I lost my dearest friend and mentor. “Mom, you’ll always be in my heart.”
On September 11, 2001, when the terrible events of that day were taking place, Santos’s mother was in her office in the South Tower, according to Santos’ campaign website. She lived through the awful events of September 11 but lost her fight with cancer a few years later and went away.
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Santos tweeted five months later that his mother had died in December 2016.
“This year, December 23, marks five years since I lost my closest friend and mentor,” he continued. “Mom, I’ll love you forever.”
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Furthermore, a genealogist who looked into Santos’ family history found no evidence of Jewish ancestry. A now-deleted GoFundMe page created by Santos under a bogus name was also discovered. According to CNN, Santos is the focus of a federal investigation into his finances.