Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), the lawmaker accused of pretending he was descended from Holocaust survivors to assist get elected, was ridiculed on-line after he gave a Home flooring speech about his assist for the Jewish group.

“Right this moment I rise to congratulate my colleagues on voting to take away Rep. Ilhan Omar from the International Affairs Committee,” Santos mentioned Thursday, following the party-line vote for a decision booting the Minnesota Democrat from the committee and condemning previous feedback that have been crucial of Israel.

“The passage of H.R. 76 sends a powerful message that we assist Israel and the Jewish group,” he added. “I urge the 118th Congress to now stand collectively, proudly upholding each single American, regardless of race, pedigree, faith nor creed, as any much less American than their neighbor ― that Jewish People are patriotic People and that all of us have a task combating bigotry and antisemitism in our nation.”

After successful his election in November, Santos addressed a Republican Jewish Coalition summit in Las Vegas after having recognized himself as a “proud American Jew” in supplies shared with Jewish teams throughout his marketing campaign. He had additionally claimed his grandparents have been Jewish refugees who survived the Holocaust by fleeing Ukraine.

However, as studies broke that he had fabricated giant swaths of his work and training historical past, he was questioned, too, about his faith and heritage.

“I by no means claimed to be Jewish,” he insisted to the New York Publish in December. “I’m Catholic. As a result of I realized my maternal household had a Jewish background, I mentioned I used to be ‘Jew-ish.’”

A number of information shops discovered proof that his grandparents have been truly born in Brazil. He was condemned by Jewish teams, together with the Republican Jewish Coalition, which mentioned he had “deceived” them.

His spiel Thursday, because of this, didn’t seem to carry a lot water:

You lied that you just have been Jewish, used a pretend Jewish-sounding final identify and mentioned, “Oh nicely, the Jews will give extra for those who’re a Jew,” and made up that your loved ones survived the Holocaust, you ghoul. @Santos4Congress

— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) February 2, 2023

The Jew-ish group, per Santos.

— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) February 2, 2023

This man is a residing, strolling insult to any particular person of religion. He lied about his spiritual id for political acquire.

The sheer, unabashed hypocrisy of MAGA republicans is a humiliation to all People.

For these grifters and extremists, honesty and repair are punchlines

— It’s Pete. Hello. I’m the Drawback, it’s Pete. (@PeterLucier) February 2, 2023

I don’t wanna hear jack about “supporting the Jewish group” from the man who lied about his grandparents being within the Holocaust.

We don’t need you George/Anthony!

— Matthew Rein (@MatthewARein) February 2, 2023

That is truly an awesome instance of how severely Republicans take the specter of rising antisemitism, white nationalism and ethnic hatred.

— Max Berger (@maxberger) February 2, 2023

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