, 2022-12-29 11:38:00,
Residents of New York’s Third Congressional District continue to be astounded by the influx of information regarding Congressman-elect George Santos’ lies and exaggerations about his life.
Denae Penney, a resident of Sea Cliff, is one of many residents of the district who said she is shocked and disgusted by the lies Santos has told. Penney said New Yorkers should be united in rejecting him from representing them in Congress.
“I think the scope of his lies is so egregious that he should be blocked from being sworn in by all parties and all religions,” Penney said. “This is not just something that should be offensive towards people that didn’t vote for him. It should be most offensive for the people that did.”
One claim that has especially stood out has been Santos’ assertion that he is the grandson of Jewish refugees of the Holocaust, leaving many Jewish residents, leaders and lawmakers in the district particularly outraged.
Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan, whose grandfather actually was a refugee of the Holocaust, has continually called on Santos to resign since the news broke. He is also working on introducing a Campaign Honesty Bill to the Legislature, which would make it a misdemeanor to lie about a candidate’s personal and professional history while campaigning in Nassau County.
“It’s a morally depraved lie that George Santos told to manipulate the emotions of…
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