Rep. Santos' State of the Union guest aims to raise awareness for neurological disorder

Michael Weinstock tells News 12 he decided to accompany the congressman, despite their political differences, to raise awareness for a neurological disorder.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2023, 1:51 AM

Updated 527 days ago

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Rep. George Santos brought a 9/11 first responder to the State of the Union.
Michael Weinstock was a volunteer firefighter who spent time at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks.
He tells News 12 he decided to accompany the congressman, despite their political differences, to raise awareness for a neurological disorder.
"I thought this would be so exciting and powerful," Weinstock says. "And then I began to think about the headache in light of Congressman Santos' service at the moment and the more I thought about it, I thought of something my rabbi said not too long ago. He said, 'An important mitzvah isn't easy. You're going to do a good deed, sometimes it takes hard work.'"
As News 12 has reported, Santos has come under fire for claiming his mother died in the 9/11 attacks, but an investigation revealed she died in 2016.


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