When he’s not outright lying about his background and resume, Congressman George Santos seems to have some sympathy for the devil.
Santos (R-LI) said in a recently resurfaced interview that he has known multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein since he said he worked in finance – and was convinced the pedophile had been “murdered “behind bars awaiting trial.
Santos previously admitted to the Post that he lied about graduating from college and working for top investment firms Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, among other things.
He also said he fears the same fate awaits Epstein’s longtime pal and convicted accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell unless she is sent to a prison overseas.
“I believe he is dead, and I believe he was murdered. That’s my conclusion,” Santos said in an Aug. 12, 2020, “The Rory Sauter Show” interview.
Santos introduced himself on the show as a “New York born and raised guy”, adding, “I say it like that, I say it very directly, very transparently.”
He claimed to have met Epstein at “a few private equity conferences”.
“I’ve never dealt with him personally, but I’ve met him, seen him. I’m 6-2 and the guy was taller than me. There’s just no way to hang from a bunk bed at that height. I can’t hang from a bunk bed because human instinct kicks in and the first thing you do is get up,” he said.
The freshman Republican lawmaker, who admitted fabricating entire parts of her resume to the Post, including family background, work experience, education and Jewish heritage, said in the interview that Maxwell would be probably silenced because she knew the names in bold linked to Epstein’s evil abuse.
“I’m not a conspiracy theorist here, but I know she holds the key to erasing many careers, and that ranges from politicians to businessmen and other influential people in this country,” Santos said. . “She shouldn’t be in US custody. She should be in the UK or anywhere else in the world if she has protection.
“Maybe the UK is a bad idea because the prince is there. But you get the picture,” he said, referring to Prince Andrew.
Epstein, 66, has pleaded not guilty to charges of abusing dozens of young girls at his Upper East Side townhouse and waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, and risked a sentence of 45 years in prison.
The billionaire financier was found dead in August 2019 in his cell in the Special Housing Unit at Manhattan Correction Center.
Santos’ 2020 interview on the show came amid reports that Maxwell was under heightened surveillance at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where she was being held after being arrested for helping Epstein find young girls to rape.
“She was put on suicide watch because, just like Epstein, she is going to kill herself and hang herself with a handkerchief or something. And they’re going to try to get us to digest that again,” Santos said in the interview.
Maxwell was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 20 years in prison in June 2022 for helping Epstein abuse young girls.