US midterm elections: Republican Congressman George Santos admits to lying in his resume

  • Chris Giles
  • BBC News

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Santos says he will serve out his term in Congress.

Newly elected Republican congressman George Santos has apologized after admitting he lied about his education and work experience.

“My sin here is that I wanted to improve my resume,” Santos, who was elected in New York, told the New York Post. “I’m sorry.”

He insisted he was “not a criminal” and said the controversy over the matter would not prevent him from serving a two-year term in Congress.

The claim was first made in a New York Times report last week.

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