Rep.-elect Santos gives first televised interview since resume scandal
Rep.-elect George Santos is being called on to resign and face a new special election by his former democratic challenger as he continues to face scrutiny over embellishments he made on the campaign trail.
The Republican congressman-elect admitted to lying about his education, work experience and even his faith - claiming his grandparents fled Europe during the Holocaust.
Democrat Robert Zimmerman, who Santos defeated in this year's election, wrote in a tweet that his former opponent should not only resign and face re-election, but come clean with voters about his "real past."
On Tuesday night Santos appeared in his first televised interview with former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who was filling in for Tucker Carlson on his Fox News primetime show.
Responding to questions about some of his work history that has come under scrutiny, Santos continued to defend himself by saying "we can debate" certain elements of his resume but that the discussion "would go way above the American people's heads."