Incoming GOP lawmaker's lawyer: NYT report a 'shotgun blast of assaults'

An lawyer for Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.) referred to as a New York Occasions report that referred to as into query components of his biography and resume a “shotgun blast of assaults.”

“After 4 years within the public eye, and on the verge of being sworn in as a member of the Republican led 118th Congress, the New York Occasions launches this shotgun blast of assaults,” lawyer Joseph Murray said in a statement.

“It’s no shock that Congressman-elect Santos has enemies on the New York Occasions who’re making an attempt to smear his good identify with these defamatory allegations,” Murray added. “As Winston Churchill famously acknowledged, ‘You may have enemies? Good. It implies that you’ve stood up for one thing, someday in your life.’”

Santos helped Republicans clinch a slim Home majority by profitable a blue district on Lengthy Island.

In an in depth report, during which reporters reviewed court docket filings and public paperwork, the New York Occasions referred to as into query components of Santos’s story, together with his declare that he labored for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and that he graduated from Baruch School.

In an announcement to The Hill, a spokesman for the Occasions stood firmly behind its reporting.

“The New York Occasions’s deeply-researched and totally fact-checked reporting speaks for itself. We stand behind its publication unreservedly,” the publication stated.