Embattled congressman George Santos made the mistake of trying to read Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel on Twitter. After photos from 2008 appeared to confirm that the openly gay Republican had appeared in drag during a festival in Brazil, Santos has adamantly denied ever being a “drag queen”.
In a post on Twitter, he described the claims to be the “most recent obsession from the media” and referred to them as “categorically false”.
Santos eventually doubled down on this stance and recently told reporters: “No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil, guys. I was young and I had fun at a festival.
Sue me for having a life.” The story has since been transformed into multiple viral skits by some of America’s late-night TV shows.