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Tulsi Gabbard roasts elected GOP congressman for ‘blatant lies’ – Reuters

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Earlier, the man admitted fabricating sections of his biography during the election campaign

Republican Congressman-elect George Santos, who has admitted to making up facts about his biography, was disguised as former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard during a Fox News interview.

Gabbard, a former Democrat who joined the conservative news network as a paid contributor in November, took on Santos on Tuesday in his first TV appearance since admitting “beautify” his resume.

Other lawmakers have lied to the American people in the past and got away with it, but Santos had said “blatant lies” she said, before asking, “You have no shame ?” The man, who is expected to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district, tried to deflect blame.

“Tulsi, I can say the same about Democrats,” he said. “Look at Joe Biden. Joe Biden has been lying to the American people for 40 years. He’s the President of the United States. Democrats support him wholeheartedly. Aren’t they ashamed?

Gabbard said the issue was not about party politics, but about Santos’ relationship with his constituents and whether they could trust anything he said on their behalf. The congressman-elect said the critics are “picky” to him and that he is more than one “facade.”

Santos claimed that at least some of the charges against him were not accurate – in particular, his claims that he worked for financial giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup were not accurate. “fake” but “questionable,” he explained. Both companies said they had no employment record of Santos.

“I can sit down and walk you through what you can do in private equity…serving limited partners and general partners. And we can have this discussion that goes way over the heads of the American people,” he said.

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Gabbard replied that he just insulted voters by implying that they weren’t smart enough to understand his clarifications, which Santos denied doing.

Santos presented himself as an openly gay Republican. His dubious biography went unnoticed during his campaign and came to light after the New York Times published an exposé on it last week. He later admitted to misleading the public about his education, career and even family background, although he denied ever having “claimed to be Jewish”.

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