Following the countless allegations of dishonesty that have dogged the gay, GOP Rep. George Santos, one would think he’d be going to lengths to show some professionalism and decorum now he’s in office.
Over the weekend Santos got into a Twitter spat with a Democratic rival for his New York district.
Josh Lafazan, 28, is a Nassau County Legislator for District 18. He’s held elected office since the age of 18. Lafazan has his eyes set on taking Santos’ district in 2024. He ran to become the Democratic nominee in 2022 but lost to Robert Zimmerman, who then lost his seat to Santos.
Lafazan has been a consistent critic of Santos on Twitter.
On Saturday, Lafazan tweeted, “Unlike @Santos4Congress, I didn’t have to lie to get elected. My credentials are clean, I’m actually Jewish, & unlike yours, my diploma from Harvard is real 😀”
Santos, summoning up the ghost of his former drag persona Kitara Ravache, shot back, “Real like your chin?”
The tweet included an old photo of Lafazan with a less-prominent jawline.
Attacking someone for their physical appearance comes across as rather desperate and childish on Santos’ part.
Even worse, Lafazan went on to clarify the change in his appearance. He said he underwent corrective jaw surgery in 2021. It “helped me breathe normally & saved my life. My insurance covered it, & it’s why I’m fighting so hard for universal health care.
“You are beneath the office you hold,” Lafazan added. “And I can’t wait to replace you in Congress, in 2024 or sooner. Send postcards from jail 👋”
George Santos 2024 and finance questions
Santos today announced his intention to run again in 2024. “When I ran in 2022, no one said we’d win,” Santos said in a statement. “‘That’s a safe Biden seat,’ they said. Well, guess what? That D+2, Biden +10 seat I won by 8.5 points. Not only won but made history as the first openly gay Republican elected to Congress.
“Since the Left is pushing radical agendas, the economy is struggling, and Washington is incapable of solving anything, we need a fighter who knows the district and can serve the people fearlessly, and independent of local or national party influence … I’m not shy about doing what it takes to get the job done. I’m proud to announce my candidacy to run for re-election and continue to serve the people of NY-3.”
Of course, in order to be re-elected, Santos will need cash. And that’s an area where he may struggle. The Hill reported yesterday on Santos’ campaign finances for the first quarter of 2023. According to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, in the first three months of this year, his campaign received $5,333 in individual contributions.
However, it spent $8,353 in refunds to individual donors. The documents showed no information on other expenditures such as staff expenses or loan repayments.
Santos’ finances in the run-up to his November 2022 election victory continue to be investigated by authorities. A source close to the lawmaker told the New York Post that despite his reputation and controversy, Santos was confident “he can raise $500,000 to $750,000 in the second quarter of 2023” to help him win re-election.
Expect Josh Lafazan to criticize him every step of the way.
We already knew Santos was a terrible person. Just more fodder.
Santos is what we call a hideous troll made. even uglier with the. lying. There is NO corrective surgery for that horrible part of George Santos/ The most disgusting gay man ever and Im including all the closeted right wing monsters of old like Larry Craig and Roy Cohn. self hating pos who harmed REAL gay Americans. Georgie porgy pudding LIE
There actually is “corrective surgery” for this jerk; it’s called craniotomy. 😉
This charlatan is running for reelection? He has no shame. Everything out of his mouth is a lie. He even lied now about NOT seeking reelection. An embarrassment to NYC.
That’s right! This tardigrade said he wouldn’t run for reelection, and the lie detector test determined that was a LIE!
He is running for re-election because he found out that life long free helath care is only available to those who have served at least 2 terms.
He’s a gay republican. The ship of shame sailed a long time ago.
I’d say that Santos looks & dresses like a congressional page no one wants to seduce. Why is there so much ugliness in our society? Kindness won’t hurt anyone.
If the local press knew Santos was a fake, what a missed opportunity for the Dems!
Bless their hearts. Maybe they’ll get it right next election.
I can’t imagine anyone in his district voting for his re-election after what has come to light. But then again, there’s no telling with people today.
Why, why, why, is Santos still there? Why is it taking so long to expel him? He should have been gone months ago. The Ethics Committee doesn’t have enough evidence already to remove him? Seriously?
Santos is a Rethug. The Rethugs control the House of Representatives by a very narrow margin. They cannot afford to lose anyone. Ergo, Santos keeps his seat and the Ethics Committee is going to move at a snail’s pace, if at all.
Also, I’d like to point out that the troll underbelly slime, AKA Marjorie Taylor Greene, last week defending the guy who stole highly classified secrets. We were going after him because he was a straight, white, christian. They will look past it all to keep him in his seat. They hated trump and now they’re all licking his boots.
CORRUPT,CROOKED republicans are scared shitless of not haviing this sleazy ,slimy,oily POS on their side. That’s one of the main reason why !!
Santos has a point because it’s not only the chin, it’s also the brand new teeth and coifed haircut. Honestly, it looks like an episode from The Swan. But, Lafazan had the perfect clapback. Mwa, chef kiss. I used to examine medical claims for a health insurance company and they’re the biggest sticklers about approving surgery bc duh, they’ll be paying for it. So if they say it’s approved, then it was considered medically necessary and no one else can say nothin.
This is way different than some celebrity saying, “Well my Dr said this nose surgery could help me breathe better” or whatever reasoning they come up with. I doubt their insurance would ever approve the surgery bc it’s not medically necessary. So they pay out of pocket and find a doctor who will say whatever, give me a couple thousand dollars and not make me deal with paperwork for the insurance company.
what a gutter-snipe santoast is, keep it up douchebag it’s all gonna come flyin right back at your lyin ass and then where do you go from there? FOX PROPAGANDA NEWS?