Santos statements about mom's dying, 9/11 come beneath scrutiny

Statements that Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.) made final yr about his mom’s dying have come beneath scrutiny within the aftermath of a sequence of revelations about false statements he made about himself throughout his marketing campaign for the Home. 

In one tweet Santos posted in July 2021, he responded to an account with the show title “9/11 was a victimless crime” by saying “9/11 claimed my moms life… so I’m blocking so I don’t ever should learn this once more.” 

However in another tweet that December, Santos mentioned Dec. 23 of that yr marked the five-year anniversary of his mom’s dying, indicating she had died in 2016. 

The Hill has reached out to Santos’s marketing campaign for clarification. 

Journalist Yashar Ali first reported the two tweets on Wednesday

Santos says on his marketing campaign web site that his mom was within the South Tower of the World Commerce Heart throughout the 9/11 assaults and survived that day. Nevertheless it says she died “a number of years later” after shedding her battle with most cancers. 

An obituary for Santos’s mom states that she died on Dec. 23, 2016. 

The scrutiny comes as Santos faces backlash after admitting he made a number of false claims about his instructional, work and private background whereas working to symbolize New York’s third Congressional District. Santos defeated Democrat Robert Zimmerman by about 8 factors, which helped seal the GOP’s slender majority within the Home. 

A number of the false claims Santos made whereas working as a candidate embody that he’s a “proud American Jew,” graduated from Baruch School in New York and owned 13 properties. He has since mentioned he “by no means claimed to be Jewish” and admitted he by no means graduated from school and owned no properties.

Each native and federal officers have launched investigations into Santos over his false claims, and plenty of Democrats have referred to as on him to resign. Just a few incoming and present Republican members of the Home have mentioned Santos ought to face an investigation or that the Home Republican Convention ought to consider his position within the get together and the Home.