George Santos has complained that he has suffered a “year from hell” following the release of a scathing House Ethics Committee report which found that he spent campaign donations on OnlyFans and Botox.
The embattled congressman and serial liar took to X late on Thursday night to paint himself as a victim of “dirty” politics and “poison” from the ethics committee.
Lamenting that he was just trying to “serve my country” by running for Congress, the man who has been exposed for lying about everything from 9/11 to being Jewish claimed that his “rights” had been taken from him.
“My year from Hell,” he began.
“Running for office was never a dream or goal, but when the opportunity to do so came I felt the time to serve my country was now.
“Looking back today I know one thing, politics is indeed dirty, dirty from the very bottom up. Consultants, operatives, the opposition, the party and more… the one thing I never knew was that the process in Congress was dirty. I will continue to fight for what I believe in and I will never back down.
“What the “ethics committee” did today was not part of due process, what they did was poison a the jury pool on my on going investigation with the DOJ. This was a dirty biased act and one that tramples all over my rights.”
The New York lawmaker concluded by announcing that he will hold a press conference on the steps of the US Capitol in two weeks’ time.
“Press conference November 30th at 8am on The Capitol steps, I encourage ALL members of the press to attend. Happy Thanksgiving,” he added.
On Thursday, the House Ethics Committee released its damning report into the freshman congressman following a months-long investigation.
In it, the committee said it had uncovered “substantial evidence” that the GOP lawmaker broke federal laws.
Following its release, Mr Santos announced that he will not seek reelection – but continues to refuse to stand down from his role in Congress.