George Santos and Mitt Romney have a tense exchange before State of the Union address


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manager George Santos New York Senator Mitt Romney and Utah Senator Mitt Romney had a tense exchange just before the presidential election. State of the Union address In it, Romney told Santos that he did not belong to the Capitol.

Romney walked onto the House floor with other senators on Tuesday night and took his seat before his speech.

“I didn’t expect him to be standing there trying to shake hands with all the senators and the president,” Romney told reporters after his speech. “Given the fact that he is under ethical investigation, he should be sitting in the back row and keeping quiet rather than marching in front of the president and people entering the room.”

“He shouldn’t be in Congress,” Romney added. “And they’re going to go through the process and hopefully get him out. But he shouldn’t be there. If he was even a little embarrassed, he wouldn’t be there.”

Romney said he confronted Santos because “he was standing in the aisle shaking everyone’s hands.”

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Rep. George Santos (RN.Y.), Rep. Matt Gates (R-Fla.), and other Republicans before President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union Address to the Joint Congress at the U.S. Capitol gather in the House of Commons. Washington, Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

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Romney said he didn’t hear what Santos said back to him.

A source familiar with the exchange told CBS News that Romney told Santos, “You should be embarrassed.” Santos called Romney “a**hole” in return, sources said.

“He says…he embellished his record,” said Romney. “Glorification means he got an A when he got an A minus. Lying means he graduated from a college he didn’t attend.”

after the speech Santos tweeted to Romney2012 Republican Presidential Candidate, “Remember You’ll Never Be President!”

Santos faces controversial list Fueled by the revelation that he made up a part of his life.

New York state and federal prosecutors have announced investigations into him, and he Subject to Complaints to the Federal Election Commission campaign spending and house ethics committeeThe FBI is investigating his role in raising money for the dying dogs of veterans, according to a veterans representative, but Santos has denied the allegations. being sexual harassment by someone who worked for him easily. Santos also denies these claims.

Alan He and Ed O’Keefe contributed to the report.


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