Video Appears To Show Santos In Drag In Rio In 2005

Republican candidate for New York's 3rd Congressional District George Santos campaigns outside a Stop and Shop store, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Glen Cove, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

At a glance

  • A 2005 video appears to show embattled GOP Rep. George Santos at a pride parade in Niteroi, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, dressed in drag.
  • Speaking in Portuguese, one individual tells a local reporter about his activities, rattling off venues at which he performed.
  • “I do presentations at 1940 in Jacarepagua, I do Cascadura, I also did Cabaret Casanova in Gloria and I did one at Le Boy,” he says, as quoted in English by Marisa Kabas, on whose Substack news of Santos’ past drag activities first emerged. The venues named are prominent drag clubs in the city.

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