On Wednesday, New York Republican Rep. George Santos—man of many names, lies, cons, and Republican condoners—was indicted on 13 counts of being something of a dirtbag. The breakdown includes seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of stealing public funds, and two counts of lying to Congress.
Santos pleaded not guilty to all charges and told the press he would not resign from his position. He then recited the conservative movement’s word salad talking points about “witch hunts” and “Hunter Biden,” apparently in defense of his alleged criminal behavior.
The rest of social media wasn’t interested in anything George Santos had to say, probably because so much of what he said before today turned out to be a series of bizarre and hurtful lies.
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How did people at Santos’ press conference handle the suspected fraudster’s defense?
How are people living in his district handling the news?
What about the Dark Brandon contingent?
Let’s enjoy watching a den of thieves respond to one of the thieves being indicted:
A PSA from Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu!
From the “when you wish upon a star” files:
A very important reminder that George Santos is this kind of scumbag.
What’s the takeaway?
That’s a defense, right?
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