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Marjorie Taylor Greene Comes to the Defense of George Santos

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The Republican lawmaker spouted a list of conspiracy theories and transphobia while doing so.


Georgia far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defended lying gay incoming congressman George Santos in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

Santos has admitted to lying about his work and education history as well as owning properties. He told the New York Post this week that he'd never worked for Goldman Sachs or CitiGroup and that he also never attended Baruch College in New York - or any college or university for that matter.

He's also been caught lying about losing four employees in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. Santos also now says that while he said he was Jewish he actually meant more "Jew-ish." The lawmaker-elect also came clean about his marriage to a woman that he had previously not disclosed while campaigning. TheDaily Beast reported last week that he was married to the woman until 2017.

"I dated women in the past. I married a woman. It's personal stuff," Santos explained to the Post. "I'm very much gay." He said that he accepted his sexuality and that people change. "I'm one of those people who change," he said.

The confessions this week were spurred by allegations from an investigation by the New York Times.

Greene, known for promoting various extremist conspiracy theories, said that it's really because Santos is a gay Republican that "the left" is calling for his resignation. (Some Republicans have called on investigations into his lies.)

" George Santos lied about his resume, and the left is demanding he resign," the anti-LGBTQ+ lawmaker tweeted.

She then went on to list various conspiracy theories and "examples" of Democrats lying. Greene also added transphobia to the conversation by misgendering Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant health secretary and a trans woman.

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"The left doesn't care about lying," she wrote. "The real reason they're attacking George Santos is that he the first openly gay Republican elected and they hate him for it."

That's not true since there have been several out Republicans elected. Santos is the first non-incumbent gay Republican representative to be elected to office.

"I'm glad George is being honest with his district now and look forward to seeing how George legislates & votes," Greene concluded.

Greene later blasted former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her interview with Santos where she grilled him over his fabrications.

"I think we Republicans should give George Santos a chance and see how he legislates and votes, not treat him the same as the left is," Greene tweeted.

Santos says he will still take office next month.

"I campaigned talking about the people's concerns, not my resume," Santos told the Post.

"I intend to deliver on the promises I made during the campaign -- fighting crime, fighting to lower inflation, improving education," he continued, adding, "The people elected me to fight for them."

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