George Santos Claims Someone Tried to Murder Him & His Shoes Were Stolen off His Feet on 5th Avenue

Alex Brandon / AP (Fair Use)

Rep. George Santos (R-NY) claimed he was the target of an “assassination attempt” and – in a separate incident – had his shoes stolen off his feet in Manhattan in broad daylight.

Santos made the allegations in Portuguese during an interview on a Brazilian podcast in December. The interview was obtained and translated by the Rachel Maddow Show, which aired parts of it on Monday night.

The freshman congressman, who is of Brazilian ancestry, came under fire when it was revealed – after he was elected – that he fabricated much of his life story. The serial liar has so far resisted calls to resign from Congress.