George Santos, 34, is under federal, state, and local criminal investigation after he admitted to embellishing his records.
Furious voters are now calling for George Santos to step down after it was revealed that he lied about his career and being a grandson of Jewish Holocaust survivors.
His supporters have taken to the streets of Long Island to protest his upcoming swear-in to Congress as his constituents took to the streets to hold signs calling him a ‘liar’ and ‘fake’.
Jewish Community Leader Jack Mandel said he would be unable to vote for Santos again after the lies.
‘George Santos is a fraud,’ Teodora Choolfaian told CNN. ‘This man should not be allowed to be in office, and we all know it. I want to assure you the Republicans know it too.’
The most hard-hitting lie among voters was when he lied about his Jewish descent. Long Island has the fourth largest Jewish community in the US, behind NYC, LA, and Southern Florida, according to SUNY Press.
Genealogists have been unable to find Santos’ connection to Holocaust survivors, which has the Long Island Jewish community saying Santos is a ‘make-believe person.’
‘He’s a person that’s really not there,’ Jack Mandel, a Jewish community leader, told CNN.
He also said he ‘absolutely could not’ vote for Santos again after this. ‘I couldn’t in good conscience,’ he said.’
‘Once someone lies to me, I can never trust that individual again.’
However, not every one of his supporters want to make him walk the plank quite yet. Henry Golis, who voted for Santos, wants the politician to explain himself first.
Santos is set to be sworn in on January 3 and hasn’t announced resignation plans.