Electoralism/Democratism

George Santos appears to flash white power symbol in House Chambers

New York Post

As if George Santos hadn’t been dealing with enough scrutiny, the congressman-elect appeared to flash a white power symbol in the House Chambers Thursday.

The Long Island liar unfolded his arms to reveal his left hand making a sideways “OK gesture,” a symbol co-opted by white supremacists, while casting his 10th vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for House Speaker.

Santos, who admitted to lying about his education history and that his mother’s death was 9/11-related, had been keeping a low profile during his four days at the Capitol. As voting for the House Speaker continued to drag on for numerous rounds, Santos consistently chose McCarthy.

With a smirk on his face, Santos patiently stood in the chamber aisle with arms awkwardly folded Thursday while waiting to cast his 10th vote for House Speaker, C-Span footage shows.

After the clerk said his name, Santos raised his hand to reveal the white power symbol that appeared to have been pre-positioned.

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