Romney calls Santos ‘a sick puppy’ at SOTU

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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney at the State of the Union address joined the growing number of Republicans who have said embattled freshman Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., shouldn’t be in Congress.

“If he had any shame at all, he wouldn’t be there,” Romney told reporters after the address.

Santos has admitted to embellishing parts of his personal and professional resume, but Romney said they are lies, not embellishments. To embellish, he said, is to say you got an A instead of an A-. “Lying is saying you graduated from a college you didn’t even attend.”

As Romney entered the House chamber Tuesday night, he told Santos he didn’t belong in Congress. 

“I didn’t expect that he’d be standing there (in an aisle seat) trying to shake hands with every senator and the president of the United States,” Romney said to reporters after the State of the Union. Given the investigations facing him, including a House Ethics complaint, “he should be sitting in the back row and staying quiet instead of parading in front of the president and people coming into the room.”

The senator described Santos as “a sick puppy” for his lies. 


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