31 Jan 2023

The curious case of congressman George Santos – and his almost entirely fictional life story

Washington Correspondent

In last November’s US midterm elections, voters sent to Congress a man whose grandparents had fled the holocaust – who’d studied at some of New York’s most prestigious schools – and gone onto a career in banking.

Except they didn’t.

George Santos, it turns out, has told so many lies it’s left America spinning.

Today he agreed to step down from prominent committee jobs.