A lawyer for Rep.-elect George Santos (RN.Y.) called out the New York Times report that disputed parts of his biography and resumed a “shotgun attack.”
“After four years in the public eye, and about to be sworn in as a member of the Republican-led 118th Congress, the New York Times launches this flurry of attacks” attorney Joseph Murray.
“It’s no surprise that Congressman-Elect Santos has enemies at the New York Times who are trying to tarnish his good name with these slanderous allegations,” Murray said. “As Winston Churchill said: ‘Do you have enemies? Good. It means that you have stood up for something, at some point in your life.”
Santos helped Republicans achieve a narrow majority in the House by winning a blue district on Long Island.
In a detailed report reviewing court documents and public documents, the New York Times disputed parts of Santos’ story, including his claim that he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and that he graduated from Baruch College.
In a statement to The Hill, a Times spokesperson stood by its reporting.
“The deeply researched and fact-verified reporting from The New York Times speaks for itself. We stand behind its publication without reservation,” the publication said.