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