George Santos, the newly elected representative for New York, admitted on Monday to telling many lies throughout the campaign, including those regarding his background in education and employment, although he denied claiming to be Jewish.

After winning his election in November in one of the four New York congressional districts that the GOP successfully took over, Santos vowed in an exclusive interview with The New York Post that the issue won’t stop him from finishing out his two-year tenure in Congress.

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“I am not a criminal,” Santos said at one point during his exclusive interview. “This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”

Santos’ resume came under scrutiny earlier this month after the New York Times revealed that he had falsified information regarding several points, including his college of attendance and his alleged employment history with illustrious Wall Street firms.

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Santos, who won the 3rd District seat in the midterm elections held last month and will represent Long Island and Queens, has come under fire for claiming on his campaign website that his mother was Jewish and that his grandfather had managed to flee the Nazis during World War II.

Santos now claims he is “clearly Catholic,” but he still maintains that his grandmother once told him tales of how she was Jewish and eventually converted to Catholicism.

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“I never claimed to be Jewish,” Santos told Post. “I am Catholic. Because I learned my maternal family had a Jewish background I said I was `Jew-ish,” added the newly elected representative.

“My sins here are embellishing my resume. I’m sorry,” Santos said Monday.

Santos acknowledged that he had “never worked directly” for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, attributing the lie to a “poor choice of words.”

On December 18, Santos participated in a menorah lighting ceremony hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition on Long Island, where he had recently been elected to Congress. Only two Republican Jews who were newly elected to Congress in November had welcomed him.

The following morning, The New York Times ran a ground-breaking exposé in which it was claimed that many of the claims made by Santos, 34, regarding his background, fortune, business expertise, and even his residence were untrue or at best dubious.

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Due to his impending 2020 marriage to a woman, Santos was accused with not being gay. On Monday, Santos responded to those allegations by telling the Post that he had been married to a woman for five years but is now with a gay man and that his married life is personal.