ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Santos, who lauded Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, denies claims he performed as drag queen

01/19/2023 | ABC News

Embattled Rep. George Santos, who has aligned himself with far-right Republicans who have pushed anti-LGBTQ policies, has denied reports that he performed as a drag queen years ago in Brazil. “The most recent obsession from the media claiming that I am a drag Queen or ‘performed’ as a drag Queen is categorically false,” Santos, who’s facing calls to resign over a string of lies and exaggerations about his background, wrote on Twitter Thursday. “The media continues to make outrageous claims about my life while I am working to deliver results.” The freshman representative, who was sworn in to Congress this month, has admitted to “embellishing” some details regarding his background, but has refused to step down despite calls from some members of his own party.

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