Rep.-elect George Santos was called “mentiroso” by someone on the Democratic side of the House.
In both Portuguese and Spanish, the term is translated as “liar.”
According to recent revelations, Santos faked a sizable portion of his credentials while running for governor.
After voting for Representative-elect Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House on Tuesday, a Democrat referred to Representative-elect George Santos as a liar in Portuguese on the House floor.
Unknown individuals shouted “mentiroso,” which translates to “lie” in Portuguese and Spanish. According to the Washington Post, the remark was directed at Santos, who claims his parents are immigrants from Brazil.
On the campaign road, McCarthy backed Santos, who in turn received the enthusiastic support of Santos for McCarthy to succeed him as Speaker. Santos’ support and vote on Tuesday, however, were insufficient to give McCarthy a leadership position; the House attempted to elect a Speaker three times, but roughly 20 Republicans, including Chip Roy, Lauren Boebert, and Matt Gaetz, blocked each attempt.
Before any new members are sworn in, the House must continue voting for a Speaker since it cannot function without one. The inability to elect a Speaker on the first ballot on Tuesday was the first time in a century that this had occurred.
Santos’ first day in office was awkward; the incoming congressman spent a lot of time on Capitol Hill evading reporters and sitting by himself in the chamber.
On Tuesday, Santos received some harsh criticism, which was not entirely unexpected. Recent information regarding Santos has shown that he was misled throughout the campaign about several aspects of his background, including his job history, religion, education, and domicile.
In a prior interview with WABC radio, Santos admitted to telling some falsehoods in the past.
I won’t offer any justifications, but many job seekers exaggerate or somewhat embellish their resumes, Santos stated. “I’m not denying that I did it,” you said.