Disgraced former congressman George Santos was spotted preparing for a sit down interview with comedian Ziwe Fumudoh, who is known for her satirical comedy stylings. Santos was recently ejected from congress after a lengthy investigation found that not only had he fabricated most of his resumé, but that he also mismanaged campaign funds, spending them on OnlyFans subscriptions and Sephora purchases. He first made waves as the first openly gay GOP candidate to win an election for the position.
— ziwe (@ziwe) December 11, 2023
Immediately following congress giving Santos the boot, he told reporters “to hell with this place” and proceeded to sell his image and personalized videos on Cameo. The app allows digital creators and celebrities to sell personalized video messages. Social media users continue to share their cameos purchased from Santos across TikTok and X.
"Botox keeps you young, fillers keeps you plump… If you have haters, that means you're doing something right girl!" — George Santos on Cameo
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) December 4, 2023
unsure when she changed the totle from i knew you were trouble to just trouble but … hes real for this #georgesantos #taylorswift #georgesantosisliterallymycongressman #ifihavenocongressmanthenishouldntbetaxed
A Look At Santos’ Campaign Lies
The New York Times first found that Santos lied about his educational background, which included a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor’s Degree from Baruch College, and an MBA from New York University. Santos reportedly also lied about his work experience, including his positions at several major firms on Wall Street.
On a personal level, Santos claimed that he was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and that his grandparents were Holocaust survivors. This turned out to be completely untrue, as his grandparents were born and raised in Brazil. He also did not publicly disclose his marriage and subsequent divorce from a woman. The divorce was finalized just twelve days prior to his initial 2020 bid for Congress.
The IRS also has no records of the charity organizations he claimed to run. Additionally, there is evidence of Santos’ legal troubles in Brazil. The Hill reports that when asked about his resume, Santos said, “I’m embarrassed and sorry for having embellished my resume. We do stupid things in life.” Due to his GOP affiliation, Santos was embroiled in a number of controversial political schools of thought, including wearing an AR-15 pin to congress and supporting drag bans that began to spread across the American south despite once performing in drag in Brazil himself.
Most recently, following a House Ethics committee investigation, it was confirmed that Santos had spent government funds on his personal living expenses, designer clothing, vacations to the Hamptons, Sephora cosmetics, OnlyFans, and more. It was this conclusion that finally led to his expulsion from congress.
Santos became notorious for his shocking lies and humorous attitude with Capitol reporters, who he would often bring baked goods for as an attempt to evade their line of questioning. His shocking sass earned him the title of “diva” from his political critics and pop culture followers alike. Many refer to his expulsion as a “diva down” moment, and tagged Ziwe incessantly in attempts to connect the pair for a satirical interview, believing that Santos’ abilities to fabricate would oddly make him an absurd reality television star despite his conservative politics.
on one hand, let's maybe not give known grifter george santos hundreds of thousands of dollars of cameo money. on the other hand, i will watch every single video that i scroll past like they're daily affirmations. there IS no such thing as diva down! it's always diva up!
— morgan sung (@morgan_sung) December 7, 2023
Diva up: George santos becomes the first person ever elected to Congress to say "slay the boots house down" pic.twitter.com/YB71YHqCMM
— memes (@OrganizerMemes) December 7, 2023
Now, fans of Ziwe look forward to her grilling him in the interview chair. Ziwe announced that the interview will soon air on her YouTube channel free of charge, as she feels “the people” need to see it.