Faker Rep. Santos Eyes Reelection: ‘I’ve Lived An Honest Life’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 05: U.S. Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) (L) talks to Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in the House Chamber during the third day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 05, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is meeting to vote for the next Speaker after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) failed to earn more than 218 votes on several ballots; the first time in 100 years that the Speaker was not elected on the first ballot. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Newly sworn-in Rep. George Santos (R-NY) defended his reputation amid several calls for his resignation, maintaining that he has “lived an honest life” and indicating he will run again for office in 2024.
  • “Look, I’ve worked my entire life,” Santos said on the podcast War Room to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who filled in for Steve Bannon as host on Thursday. “I’ve lived an honest life. I’ve never been accused of — of any bad doings, so, you know, it’s my — it’s the equity of my hard-working self, and I’ve invested inside of me.”

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