Embattled GOP Rep. George Santos wore stolen clothes to a campaign rally accusing President Biden of stealing the 2020 presidential election, according to a former roommate.
Gregory Morey-Parker, who once lived with Santos in an apartment in Queens, Patch said He was “100 percent” sure Santos was wearing his own Burberry scarf when the future congressman attended a “Stop the Steal” rally on Capitol Hill on January 5, 2021.
“They did to me what they did to Donald J. Trump, they stole my election,” Santos said gathered crowd — referring to his 2020 loss to Rep. Tom Suozzi.
The scarf had been a gift to Morey-Parker from a friend and, like the one Santos wore, was “lighter than normal camel check”. Patch also posted screenshots of a 2020 text between Morey-Parker and Yasser Rabello, another one-time roommate, discussing the stolen scarf and other clothing they say Santos passed on.
Both men had previously appeared on the local news website to state that Alec Santos had stolen phones, dress shirts and checks from a checkbook.
Santos has faced widespread calls to resign from Democrats and Republicans across New York after he admitted to fabricating most of his personal and professional resume. He is currently the subject of multiple state and federal investigations and is wanted for fraud in Brazil.
A survey this week by Public Policy Polling found that 60% of Santos voters also wanted the new congressman gone. Among those who want Santos to step down are 34 percent of his voters and 38 percent of Republicans in the district, according to the poll.
“George Santos defrauded his constituents and got elected under false pretenses, fabricating his resume and blatantly lying about his background and credentials,” Shari Markowitz, 59, of Little Neck, a member of NY-03 told the Long Island Press. “This is criminal and we cannot allow this person to represent our district. New elections must be held.”
The congressman has vowed not to resign and, with a slim majority, top House Republican leadership has mostly stood by him.