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George Santos Made ‘Offensive Comments’ on Jews, Black People on Social Media – Sources

FILE PHOTO: Newly elected freshman Rep. George Santos (R-NY), who is facing a scandal over his resume and claims he made on the campaign trail, makes a gesture with his left hand as he casts his vote for House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy from the center aisle of the House Chamber during a 10th round of voting for the new Speaker of the House on the third day of the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

New York Republican congressman George Santos joked about Hitler and made “deeply offensive” comments about Jewish people and Black people in an old Facebook comment, multiple sources reported on Thursday.

The resurfaced statements by Santos were nearly 12 years ago, according to exclusive screenshots that were obtained by Patch media.

The news outlet stated that they verified and received the screenshots through a former friend of Santos. A former roommate of the New York politician told Patch that the now congressman would make offensive jokes about Jews regularly.

Santos’s attorney claimed that the comment is fake in an email to Patch. 

The congressman deleted his Facebook late last year.

Nonpartisan organization StopAntisemitism commented on the incident, saying that they are “disgusted to learn that Congressman George Santos, who lied about being Jewish during his campaign, had previously posted vile comments about Adolf Hitler and Jewish and Black people.”

Santos began his term in Congress earlier this month. He represents the third district of the state of New York, which covers some parts of New York City’s Queens borough.

Also around the start of his term, he lied about having Jewish heritage, and also lied that his grandparents fled the Holocaust. 

In his campaign launch video for Congress, he stated: “I’ve seen how socialism destroys people’s lives because my grandparents survived the Holocaust.”

Another former roommate of Santos said that he used a “fake Jewish-sounding last name” to raise funds on GoFundMe, according to a Business Insider report.