A new video resurfaced online shows New York Rep. George Santos introducing himself under a different name and praising a would-be insurrectionist as his “idol.”Reportedly appearing in 2019 at a WalkAway LGBT event in New York City, Santos introduced himself by another name — Anthony Devolder.WalkAway, founded by gay New York hairstylist Brandon Straka, is a group that urges queer liberals to leave the Democratic party.
Straka has become a popular right-wing media personality.“So my name’s Anthony Devolder,” Santos can be heard saying in the clip. “I’m a New York City resident.
I’ve recently founded a group called United for Trump, so if you guys want to follow, that would be awesome.”The progressive activist and influencer account PatriotTakes tweeted the unearthed video. "In 2019, George Santos introduced himself as Anthony Devolder, the founder of “United for Trump,” during a Q & A session at a “Walk Away LGBT” event in NYC.
Santos said trans people could benefit from a trans conservative activist educating them," the account commented alongside the clip.