George Santos told Brazilian media that he survived an assassination attempt: Maddow

George Santos told Brazilian media that he survived an assassination attempt: Maddow

  • New York representative George Santos assured the Brazilian media that he was the victim of an assassination attempt.
  • On the Radio Novela Apresenta podcast, he also said that he was robbed in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue.
  • Santos said his briefcase, watch and shoes were stolen, but he did not provide a police report.

Beleaguered New York representative George Santos told Brazilian media in December that he was the victim of a series of crimes, including an attempted murder and a mugging on Fifth Avenue.

In a clip discovered by the “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBCSantos tells the Radio Novela Apresenta podcast that his house was vandalized in January 2021 simply for being a Republican.

“I’m going to a New Year’s Eve party with my husband. We came back to our house, it was vandalized because we were at a Republican Party in Florida in December 2020,” Santos told the hosts, according to the Rachel Maddow Show. Translation. “So that’s it. I’ve experienced vandalism.”

Santos then makes another claim: someone tried to take his life.

“We have already suffered an attempt on my life, an assassination attempt, a threatening letter, having to have the police, a police escort stop in front of our house,” says Santos.

Santos did not elaborate on his claim in the clip, according to host Rachel Maddow.

Later in the interview, Santos says he was the victim of a mugging “in broad daylight” on Fifth Avenue in New York City in the summer of 2021. Santos said two men stole his briefcase, watch and shoes after leaving his office. and he would get into his car.

“Did your shoes get stolen in the middle of Fifth Avenue?” chimed in podcast interviewer João Batista Jr., according to a translation of the clip from the Rachel Maddow show.

“In the middle of Fifth Avenue,” Santos replied. “And that was not the worst. Nobody did anything, nobody did anything. The fear is real. What we live here is surreal.”

Podcast interviewers Batista and Flora Thomson-Deveaux said Santos was later asked for his police report on the assault, but he did not respond.

On Friday, Thomson-DeVeaux tweeted that the December 7 interview with Santos was “one of the most infuriating interactions” he could recall in recent years, saying that he “spewed unbelievable false facts” but refused to participate when challenged.

The clip comes as Santos faces mounting controversy over apparent falsehoods in his resume, campaign biography, family history and religious background.

Although Santos admitted and apologized for embellishing his past during the campaign, he also accused the “elitist” New York Times of misrepresenting his employment history.

A representative for Santos and the NYPD did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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