The hits keep on coming for Rep. George Santos (RN.Y.) – or should we say the lies.
Bloomberg reports that Santos told potential donors during his 2022 congressional campaign that he produced the 2011 Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
Spoiler alert: he lied.
An assistant to Michael Cohl, who produced the musical, told Bloomberg that Santos was not a producer of the show.
Also, his name never appeared in the show’s listings, which he lost tens of millions of dollars for investors and suffered technical failures and actor injuries from 2011 to 2014.
HuffPost reached out to the first deputy’s office for comment, but no one immediately responded.
However, the Long Island congressman, who disputed the truth, had previously and falsely claimed that, among other things, he was Jewish and descended from Holocaust survivors, was a champion volleyball player at Baruch College and once worked at Goldman Sachs.
Twitter users have had their say on Santos’ latest pranks.
On Thursday, Talking Points Memo posted an audio clip between Santos and Derek Myers, a reporter and potential employee whom Santos ultimately decided not to hire.
“I made bad decisions and I’m reaping the consequences of those bad calls,” Santos said in the audio: before discussing her relationship with her chief of staff, Charley Lovett
“Obviously I cheated on him and lied to him like I lied to everyone else,” Santos later added, apparently referring to Lovett. “And he still forgave me and gave me a second chance, unlike other people.”
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