I love the fact that this guy can tell lie after lie after lie, with a straight face, and just not care. Nor apparently, do his cronies in the House.
It's like he was conjured up in Faust. They aren't even good lies, they fall apart instantly and he just shrugs and smirks. "Oh, well. Caught me." He's playing the long game here.
He is going to get away with it, too, Speaker McCarthy even gave him committee assignments today. He may be the worst liar ever uncovered in Congress but his party needs him for the balance of power. And he is quickly becoming a new bro for Matt Gaetz.
Calls to resign will be pointless, he won't resign, he is having the time of his life. He cracks me up.
The Brazilian government has some unfinished business with him over a little theft and check fraud fiasco but it's not like we will ever extradite a United States Congressman. He is safe in the House. Teflon George is slicker than greased goose pucky.
Maybe he is actually a comedian or an author with a Walter Mitty fantasy wanting to see how far he can push the envelope for his book? Can't wait for the next episode.
But he is not going away. He reflects very well on the august body of the house and the integrity of our politicians today and reinforces the reason why we should trust them so. He is no more venal than the next guy but he doesn't care about hiding it. And it gets juicier, yesterday new evidence that he may have been financed by Russian oligarch money.
Have to love this guy. Would be perfect on Saturday Night Live. The unrepentant liar bit. Or even:
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