It’s a weird world we live in when the media can just blatantly ignore the lies and corruption of one party and hyper-focus on some freshman politicians who haven’t even made it into office yet for potentially telling lies. Just look at how MSNBC just bent over backward to tie New York freshman George Santos to Trump.
Santos is currently being accused of lying about his heritage (*cough*, Elizabeth Warren) and his previous employment (*cough cough, Joe Biden).
MSNBC’s Katty Kay brought on Florida Congressman-elect Jared Moskowitz to make the connection. Ultimately he stated:
[That it’s] “Not surprising, unfortunately, because this is what folks on his side of the aisle have learned. They have learned this from, you know, the leader of their party. That you can traffic in these lies and you can get away with it.”
Kay explained that Moskowitz is a direct descendent of a Holocaust survivor and allowed the Democrat to give a brief on his family history before returning back to attack the GOP.
KATTY KAY: Democratic Congressman-elect Jared Moskowitz from Florida is just one of the loudest voices calling Santos out about his lies about his religion.
In a tweet, Moskowitz wrote, quote, “Lying about your family almost being gassed in showers or being put in ovens in order to win an election is the lowest form of humanity. And I say that as someone whose grandmother was part of the kinderstransport out of Germany from the Holocaust.”
Congressman-elect Moskowitz joins us now. Congressman-elect, thank you very much for joining us. Your great-grandparents were killed in Auschwitz. Your grandparents barely escaped Europe on the kindertransport there. What do you make of what Santos is claiming about his heritage?
JARED MOSKOWITZ: Yeah, good morning. So I mean, look, it starts with lying about your college, it starts about lying about your job. It goes to lying about a charity that he says he ran and he didn’t run. And then he goes about lying that he lost employees in the mass murder at Pulse nightclub in Florida. And he lies about this religion.
And in a piece with his stance of trafficking in lies, is that he has family members that escaped the Holocaust. And so, you know, the idea that there’s someone out there, someone who now serves in Congress, who thought electorally it would be significantly advantageous to him that he would come up with a lie that he had family members close to him, his grandparents, escape one of the world’s greatest tragedies, it’s just the lowest form of humanity.
But not surprising, unfortunately, because this is what folks on his side of the aisle have learned. They have learned this from, you know, the leader of their party. That you can traffic in these lies and you can get away with it.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.