George Santos Admits ‘I’ve Been A Horrible Liar’ In Intense Piers Morgan Interview

Fabulist Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) was pushed to confess in an interview with Piers Morgan that he’d been “a horrible liar.”

In a 40-minute interview with the British TV character launched Monday, Santos was grilled on an inventory of things he’s been accused of mendacity about.

These included: that he went to an elite New York non-public college; acquired a grasp’s diploma in enterprise; labored at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup; that his mom was working within the Twin Towers on the time of the 9/11 terrorist assaults; that he’s Jewish; and that he had by no means been a drag queen.

“A part of your cathartic strategy of redemption has acquired to begin from ‘I’ve been a horrible liar,’” Morgan informed Santos at one level. “Would you be ready to say that?

“Positive, I’ve been a horrible liar on these topics,” Santos stated. Nevertheless, he shifted blame to Republicans, claiming his fabrications weren’t about “tricking the individuals,” however had been aimed towards getting “accepted by the get together right here regionally.”

Santos admitted he didn’t have a school diploma and by no means labored “as a direct worker” at both Wall Road establishment, although he insisted he’d labored with them. Pressed on whether or not he attended the Horace Mann non-public college, he stated he had attended it for six months in 2004, however was not sure what identify he would have attended below. The college has informed CNN it had no data of Santos or any of his aliases.

He additionally maintained that his declare about his mom was true. When Morgan identified that there was no proof that Santos’ mom had ever labored on the World Commerce Middle, or that she was even within the nation on Sept. 11, 2001, Santos couldn’t provide any clarification.

On being Jewish, Santos insisted he stated it (a number of instances, in a number of boards), as a “get together favor joke,” reusing his extensively ridiculed protection that he claimed to be “Jew-ish.”

He stated he’d dressed up in drag as soon as, however that didn’t make him a drag queen.

All through the interview, he attacked the media for scrutinizing him, characterizing journalists’ efforts to determine the lies he informed to get elected as a “witch hunt.”

Requested how he anticipated to get away with all of the dishonesty, Santos stated: “Properly, I’ll humor you this. I ran in 2020 for a similar actual seat for Congress and I acquired away with it then.”