Concerns over Santos’ backstory were known prior to the election

Worries over Representative George Santos’ backstory spread over the summer and into the fall campaign season, issues regarding the recently elected Republican Congressman were not a secret among insiders, a GOP source informed CNN. According to the source, there was concern among consultants, donors, and other Republicans in Washington that many of Santos’ claims and his biography as a whole were not accurate. As details come to light, the freshman Congressman faces growing pressure to resign after he misrepresented his educational, work, and family history. Santos has acknowledged “embellishing” his resume, but claims he is “not a criminal.”

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