Despite growing calls for his resignation, Rep. George Santos secured his seat two congressional committees and support of the Republican leadership of the House of Representatives. But calls from CBS News to his office in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, whose building still bears his predecessor’s name, were referred to a nearby congressman.
“He hasn’t shown his face since the election, and I don’t think we’ll ever see him,” said Grant Lally, a Republican lawyer who runs the GOP-leaning newspaper The North Shore Leader.
Meanwhile, unusual stories about Santos continue to surface.
The latest includes allegations that he stole money from a disabled veteran who was trying to perform life-saving surgery on his dying service dog.
As reported by the first v Tray, Rich Osthoff, who is homeless, said Santos helped him raise $3,000 for his dying dog through Santos’ pet charity. But Osthoff said he never got the money from Santos, and six months later his dog died.
In a text message allegedly between them, Osthoff told Santos, “My dog is going to die because of who knows what. This … fatty deposit is benign. It needs to be removed and I’m sick of being tugged. to take her to another vet but the money was collected on her behalf. This is three times more than in April.”
“It reduced my faith in humanity,” Osthoff told CBS News.
Santos refused story to Semaphore.
“Fake,” Santos wrote to the newsroom. “No idea who it is.”
CBS News also spoke with Santos’ former roommate, Gregory Morey, who claims Santos stole his Burberry scarf, which he later wore to a Stop Theft event.
His campaign website also includes a lie in which Santos claimed his mother was at the World Trade Center on 9/11. However, a source told CBS News that his mother’s immigration records show she was in Brazil at the time of the attack.
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