Rep.-elect George Santos admits lying, won’t resign


U.S. Rep.-elect George Santos, the national embarrassment elected to represent the Gold Coast and northeastern Queens in Congress, admitted Monday that he fabricated his resume, but rebuffed calls to resign.

The embattled Republican whose scandal made international news broke his silence in interviews with conservative news outlets a week after The New York Times published an exposé detailing how he lied about where he went to college, his employment history, and other parts of his background. After the story broke, he initially issued a vague nondenial through his attorney, but later posted on Twitter: “I will address your questions.” Yet after his first round of interviews, questions remain unanswered.