George Santos doesn't appear to contest authenticity of resurfaced drag photo: 'I had fun at a festival' | CNN Politics

  

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George Santos doesn't appear to contest authenticity of resurfaced drag photo: 'I had fun at a festival' | CNN Politics
Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos on Saturday didn't challenge the accuracy of a recently surfaced photo that apparently shows him in drag, though he disputed claims that he was a "drag queen in Brazil."

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 'Sue me for having a life': Santos responds to drag photo 03:35 Now playing - Source: CNN

Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos on Saturday didn't challenge the accuracy of a recently surfaced photo that apparently shows him in drag, though he disputed claims that he was a "drag queen in Brazil."

"No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil, guys. I was young and I had fun at a festival. Sue me for having a life," the New York lawmaker told reporters at LaGuardia Airport, marking his first public response to reports that surfaced earlier this week.

Santos also refusedto engage with questions from reporters on the debunked assertion that his mother was in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The congressman - an out gay man - was identified by a longtime Brazilian drag performer who posted a picture of herself with another person in drag who she alleged was Santos at a Rio de Janeiro-area parade in 2008.

Santos had previously denied on Twitter that he "performed as a drag Queen." He tweeted Thursday that "the most recent obsession from the media claiming that I am a drag Queen or 'performed' as a drag Queen is categorically false."

This latest allegation comes as Santos, who represents New York's 3rd District, has been under immense scrutiny over the past month for lying and misrepresenting his educational, work and family history, including claiming that his mother was in the World Trade Center at the time of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

On Saturday, Santos wholly ignored multiple questions regarding his mother's location on September 11, instead training his ire on the press.

"I have zero takes for you guys right now. My take for you guys right now is that I'm focused on serving the American people and I'm super excited," Santos said, adding that he has engaged with "plenty" of constituents and was on his way back to his district from Washington, DC, where he attended a meeting Friday night.

He declined to say with whom he met, saying that was "classified."

Santos repeatedly offered criticism and complaints to reporters as they continued to question his mother's whereabouts on September 11. Immigration records have shown she was not in the US at the time of the terror attacks, though he had claimed she was in the South Tower.

He declined to comment on his debated committee assignments and also ignored a question on whether he had spoken with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

CNN reported this week that Santos was tapped to sit on two low-level House committees: the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Santos had privately lobbied GOP leaders to serve on two more high-profile committees, one overseeing the financial sector and another on foreign policy, but top Republicans rejected that pitch as some chairmen balked at adding him to their panels, CNN previously reported.

CNN's Sonnet Swire contributed to this report.


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

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2  seeder  JBB    one week ago

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3  seeder  JBB    one week ago

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4  seeder  JBB    one week ago

 
 
 
arkpdx
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4.1  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @4    one week ago

So what if he was in drag? It looks in the video that he was an adult when he did it and was doing it in a venue where only other adults only were present. I see no problem. 

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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5  SteevieGee    one week ago

Would you let this guy read books to your children?

 
 
 
bugsy
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5.1  bugsy  replied to  SteevieGee @5    one week ago

I wouldn't let any drag read to children.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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5.1.1  SteevieGee  replied to  bugsy @5.1    one week ago

Drag queens are fine.  I don't want Republicans reading to children.

 
 
 
JBB
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5.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @5.1    one week ago

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bugsy
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5.1.3  bugsy  replied to  SteevieGee @5.1.1    one week ago
I don't want Republicans reading to children

So you want children to stay ignorant...

got it.

 
 
 
bugsy
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5.1.4  bugsy  replied to  JBB @5.1.2    one week ago

Flip Wilson was a comedian that played a part, I believe the name was Geraldine.

He played this person in skits that were actually funny.

He did not flash false tits around children

He did not speak vulgar words with children around

He did not groom children to play dress up and pretend to be a woman....and make them believe they were.

 
 
 
JBB
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5.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @5.1.4    one week ago

All drag queens have an alter egos. We all grew up seeing drag.

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bugsy
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5.1.6  bugsy  replied to  JBB @5.1.5    one week ago

Read 5.1.4 again

 
 
 
bugsy
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6  bugsy    one week ago

What gets me is liberals are not embracing him as a gay man, because being a liar is expected in the liberal political ranks, and being a gay drag is simply another check in the box for the left.

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @6    one week ago

Gay Republicans are the dystopian equivalent of Jewish Nazis...

 
 
 
bugsy
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6.1.1  bugsy  replied to  JBB @6.1    one week ago

Wow...such hatred of those that does not think like you do.

Why do you want everyone to think in loon?

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @6.1.1    one week ago

Do you believe Jewish Nazis deserve to not be ridiculed?

How you feel about Liz Cheney? Is Liz as bad as George?

Would you rather have Santos in Congress than Cheney?

 
 
 
arkpdx
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6.1.3  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @6.1    one week ago

And you think black conservatives and Republicans are members of the KKK. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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6.1.4  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @6.1.2    one week ago

Would you rather have Santos in Congress than Cheney?

Santos any day. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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6.1.5  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @6.1.2    one week ago
Do you believe Jewish Nazis deserve to not be ridiculed?

Well you seemed to think it is wrong when Soros is ridiculed. 

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1.6  seeder  JBB  replied to  arkpdx @6.1.3    one week ago

Who said that? Only white conservatives can join The Klan!

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  arkpdx @6.1.4    one week ago

Then you should understand how gays feel about Santos...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @6.1.6    one week ago

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bugsy
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6.1.9  bugsy  replied to  JBB @6.1.2    one week ago
Do you believe Jewish Nazis deserve to not be ridiculed?

Yes, they do, but only idiots would compare them to someone today that confuses the left with being gay and dressing drag but being a conservative. Truly fucks up their minds.

"How you feel about Liz Cheney? Is Liz as bad as George?"

Liz Cheney was voted out by voters. If Santos is just as bad in the next 2 years, then voters will do the same to him.,

"Would you rather have Santos in Congress than Cheney?" \

I personally don't care because neither are/were my representative in the Senate.

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1.10  seeder  JBB  replied to  arkpdx @6.1.5    one week ago

Soros is Anti-Fascist. Jewish Nazis betrayed their fellow Jews!

Can you not understand the difference between ridiculing a Jew for being an Anti-Fascist Jew and Jew for being Fascist?

In either case George Santos is not a Jew. Never has been...

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JBB
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6.1.11  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @6.1.9    one week ago

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Drinker of the Wry
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6.1.12  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @6.1.6    one week ago
Only white conservatives can join The Klan!

Apparently, only a few want to join this failed social movement reduced to small, marginal chapters without any meaningful political or social power.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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6.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1.12    one week ago

Loss what little power they had when the South finally started voting Republican!

 
 
 
arkpdx
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6.1.14  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @6.1.6    one week ago

I think you will find that Jews can not join the Nazis 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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6.1.15  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @6.1.10    one week ago
Jewish Nazis betrayed their fellow Jews!

Gee just as George Soros did. 

In either case George Santos is not a Jew. Never has been 

Never said he was. 

 

 
 
 
arkpdx
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6.1.16  arkpdx  replied to  JBB @6.1.7    one week ago

Why ?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  bugsy @6    one week ago

Shit, how does anyone know he is actually gay? He lied about everything else.

And for the record being hah isn’t some requirement for me, I just don’t care about a person’s sexuality and think discrimination because of that is fucking dumb and detestable. Long as those involved are of age and it is consensual it isn’t any of my business.

 
 
 
bugsy
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6.2.1  bugsy  replied to  Thrawn 31 @6.2    one week ago
Shit, how does anyone know he is actually gay?

I don't know if he is, nor do I care, however, liberals claim to be the party of inclusiveness. It is well documented that most liberals bend over backwards to be derogatory towards any minority if the lean conservative. To most of them, it means another one escaping from the plantation and they can't have that.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.2.2  devangelical  replied to  bugsy @6.2.1    one week ago
liberals claim to be the party of inclusiveness

I draw the line at christo-fascist trumpsters...

 
 
 
bugsy
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6.2.3  bugsy  replied to  devangelical @6.2.2    one week ago
I draw the line at christo-fascist trumpsters..

Consensus is absolutely no one gives a shit where you draw a line.

Nor do they give a shit about dumbass videos in HD.

 
 
 
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7  Sean Treacy    one week ago

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