Current events: George Santos indictment!

How could serial liar George Santos be elected to Congress? In November 2022, George Anthony Devolder Santos was elected to New York’s 3rd congressional district. As early as December 2022, allegations were raised that Santos had told numerous lies about his personal and professional life. See link below. But in May 2023, he was indicted on thirteen federal charges including wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and making false statements to Congress. See link below.

But how could such a prolific liar as George Santos be elected to the United States Congress? In an article posted in The Atlantic, the man who once held that congressional seat gives three reasons: Democratic complacency, Republican extremism, and media decline.

If you ask me, apathy was the worst. The voters and Democratic leaders of NY3 assumed Santos had no shot at being elected. But guess what, he won! (Much like no one expected Donald Trump to win the White House in 2016.)

My advice: Stay informed. Stay connected to what is going on with your elected officials. Don’t be lulled into the belief that “it can’t happen here”. Get registered and vote!

George Santos’ Lies:

George Santos: Federal Charges:

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