Video captures the moment Representative-elect George Santos appeared not to hear his name multiple times before responding during McCarthy’s failed 5th speaker vote
Representative-elect George Santos momentarily delayed the president’s vote by not responding to his name.
Santos is under scrutiny for being dishonest with voters during his campaign.
The video of him not responding has Twitter users wondering more about his identity.
During the vote for the fifth Speaker of the House, New York Representative-elect George Santos appeared to briefly stall the process by not responding to the roll call of his name.
“Santos. Santos,” said a voice on the microphone as Santos held his head down and the person next to him appeared to be speaking softly. He then raised his hand moments after his name was called for the second time, according to video captured by CSPAN and also posted to Twitter by The Recount on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Republican is facing scrutiny for running a campaign rooted in dishonesty, which is under investigation in the United States. and by Brazilian authorities, and being picked up by an ex-boyfriend for failing to pay his bills and stealing his phone.
The video posted by The Recount had Twitter users laughing at Santos’ moment of absence.
“Bueller…Bueller…Bueller,” one user joked.
On his first day in Congress, Santos largely avoided reporters and sat in isolation throughout the day, Insider reported. Another congressman called Santos a liar in Portuguese on Tuesday after voting for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Insider also reported.
The New York Post reported that Santos remained somewhat indifferent during Wednesday’s vote, appearing to look only at his phone and be generally disengaged.
Santos voted for McCarthy to become Speaker of the House. After six votes in two days, McCarthy still hasn’t won the spot.
Santos was not immediately reachable for comment.
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