Santos refuses to quit, brazenly says ‘truth still matters’

George Santos
Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Besieged Republican Rep. George Santos is carrying on in Congress despite calls for him to resign after he admitted to fabricating many aspects of his life story.

He faces a crush of investigations, but he is rewriting his story in real time – delivering speeches, dashing through the halls of the U.S. Capitol, business as usual.

It’s an unusual up-is-down approach that would have been almost unthinkable in an earlier generation.

But it’s one that signals the new norms taking hold amid the deepening of a post-truth era in Congress. Pressed about it, Santos declared, “Truth still matters very much.”

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3/17/2023 9:44:07 AM (GMT -5:00)


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