For over a month now, we’ve been handled to a torrent of proof that newly elected congressman George Santos is a serial liar. From supposedly being a star volleyball participant at a university he by no means attended to having grandparents who fled Hitler, nearly daily has introduced a brand new lie. And now, we will add flagrant hypocrisy to the combination.
On Wednesday, journalist Marisa Kabas reported that as a teen residing in Brazil, Santos “loved” drag, participated in at the very least one drag present, and glided by the title “Kitara Ravache.”
Not like Santos’s very giant file of lies, there’s completely nothing improper with dressing in drag or expressing oneself nevertheless one sees match. The issue, in fact, is that Santos apparently doesn’t suppose different individuals ought to be afforded such rights. As The New York Occasions notes, Santos has “embraced right-wing insurance policies that many LGBTQ activists have decried as discriminatory.” For instance, Florida’s bigoted “Don’t Say Homosexual” regulation, which the then candidate “voiced help for” in an April 2022 Fb video, saying, “Hey, everybody. George Santos right here…. As a homosexual man, I stand proudly behind not educating our youngsters intercourse or sexual orientation.” (The regulation prohibits academics in grades Okay–3 from discussing gender identification and sexual orientation in any method in anyway, and has led to educators being warned to to not put on clothes with rainbows on them and to do away with “secure house” stickers and photographs of their same-sex spouses out of concern of being prosecuted.) Within the accompanying caption, Santos claimed Democrats need to “groom our youngsters.”
Previous to being elected, Santos labored as a spokesman for Carl Paladino, an elected official who, per the Occasions, has “a observe document of racist and homophobic feedback.”