Santos, who lauded Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill, denies claims he performed as drag queen

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Santos, who lauded Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill, denies claims he performed as drag queen

From ABC News by Joshua Partlow

Embattled Rep. George Santos, who's facing calls to resign over a string of lies and exaggerations about his background, has denied reports that he performed as a drag queen years ago in Brazil.

"The most recent obsession from the media claiming that I am a drag Queen or 'performed' as a drag Queen is categorically false," Santos, who has publicly supported Republicans' "Don't Say Gay" bill in Florida, wrote on Twitter Thursday. "The media continues to make outrageous claims about my life while I am working to deliver results."

The freshman representative, who was sworn in to Congress this month, has admitted to "embellishing" some details regarding his background, but has refused to step down despite calls from some members of his own party.

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