A spokesperson for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) said the senator did not speak to embattled Rep. George Santos (R-NY), who claimed she told him to “hang in there, buddy” before the State of the Union address.
Since his election, Santos has been exposed as a serial liar who has fabricated much of his life story, including his schools, employers, ancestry and virtually anything else one can think of.
On Tuesday, he attended President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, where his status as a congressional pariah was crystal clear.
In one tense exchange, Santos approached Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who reportedly told him, “You’re an ass.” The congressman reportedly replied, “You’re a much bigger asshole.”
Santos claimed that afterward, Sinema told him to “hang in there buddy.” he said the senator was “very polite, very kind-hearted.”
It turns out we can add this anecdote to Santos’ ever-growing list of fibs and whoppers.
“This is a blatant lie,” Sinema’s press secretary, Pablo Sierra Carmona, told Insider on Friday. “Kyrsten didn’t say a word to Rep. Santos – and didn’t even know about the exchange with Senator Romney until they got to their seats.”
Sinema also denied any conversation took place, and slammed Newsweek for running a story taking Santos’ word for it.
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