U.S. Rep.-elect George Santos was not wearing a wedding ring when he showed up to be sworn in to Congress Tuesday, the New York Post is reporting.Santos, a gay Republican, has been caught in and admitted to multiple lies since defeating Robert Zimmerman, a gay Democrat, in the race to represent New York’s Third Congressional District, located on the north shore of Long Island.
The race was unusual in featuring two out candidates.Santos has said he has been out as gay for a decade, but he was married to a woman until 2019.
He has not been seen with his husband since his lies were exposed last month, and his husband did not accompany him to the swearing-in, as congressional spouses usually do.Among the falsehoods on Santos’s résumé, as detailed in a New York Times investigative piece: He claimed to have worked at two major Wall Street firms, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, but they had no record of his employment there.
He said he had graduated from Baruch College in 2010, but college officials could find no evidence of that. The Internal Revenue Service could find no registration for his charitable organization, Friends of Pets United.He also said he runs an investment management company, the Devolder Organization, but there is little public information about it, and he has listed no clients.