The stories get stranger and stranger.
According to a report from The New York Post, embattled Rep. George Santos (R-NY) claimed he survived an “assassination attempt” — and separately had his shoes stolen off his feet during an NYC mugging.
Santos made the comments on a Brazilian podcast without providing any proof. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow translated the podcast appearance from Portuguese into English.
“We have already suffered an attempt on my life, an assassination attempt, a threatening letter, having to have the police, a police escort standing in front of our house,” said Santos, who previously went by the name Anthony Devolder and was introduced on the show as George Santos-Devolder.
From The New York Post:
Later in the interview, Santos recounted how one afternoon in the summer of 2021, he was mugged by two men in the middle of Fifth Avenue in New York City.
“Before asking any questions, they (the robbers) weren’t black, they were even white, but they robbed me, took my briefcase, took my shoes, and my watch,” Santos said on the podcast. “And that was in broad daylight. It was 3 p.m. I was leaving my office, going to the garage, getting my car, and I was mugged.”
Santos went on to say that the worst part of the robbery was that “nobody did anything.”
“The fear is real,” he added. “It’s surreal what we live through here.”
Maddow said during Monday night’s broadcast that the hosts of the Brazilian podcast later asked Santos — aka Devolder — for a copy of a police report documenting his purported robbery but did not receive a response.
A new Siena poll reveals that 49% of Republicans feel Santos should resign for misleading the voters; two-thirds of Democrats agree.
More over at The New York Post:
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