In 2019, George Santos introduced himself as Anthony Devolder, the founder of “United for Trump,” during a Q & A session at a “Walk Away LGBT” event in NYC.
Santos said trans people could benefit from a trans conservative activist educating them. He’s not Jewish, he didn’t go to ritzy New York City schools and apparently he sometimes goes by a secret alias.
Controversial Congressman George Santos introduced himself as “Anthony Devolder” during a Q&A session at a 2019 “Walk Away LGBT” event in NYC, a resurfaced video of the event shows.
Santos then asked transgender political conservative Blair White how to steer transgendered youth from defaulting to progressive ideology.
“How do you think that as a trans woman and a conservative, you can help educate other trans people from not having to follow the narrative that the media and the Democrats put forward?” he asked the Republican social media star.
A representative for Santos did not immediately return calls made by The Post.
“So my name is Anthony Devolder. I’m a New York City resident. I recently founded a group called United for Trump. So if you guys want to follow, that would be awesome,” Santos can be seen saying in the clip.
Santos, whose claims his full name is George Anthony Devolder Santos, curiously decided to use his middle two names despite actively running a congressional bid for Tom Suozzi’s Long Island and Queens seat at the time. He lost the 2020 election but won the seat this year.
Whether that is Santos’ full name is up for debate — the congressman has not offered up his birth certificate and no government agencies are making moves to ask for it, VICE reported.
United for Trump, the group Santos claimed to found, does not seem to exist or has zero online presence.
In the video, the Long Island liar praised Walk Away founder and “former liberal” Brandon Straka as his “idol.” Straka’s campaign was launched ahead of the 2018 midterms with the stated purpose of encouraging liberals to leave the Democratic Party.
Anthony Devolder / George Santos also said Brandon Straka is an “idol.”
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Santos claimed earlier this year that his maternal grandparents changed their last name from Zabrovsky to conceal their Jewish heritage. Records show that the newly elected representative used the alias “Anthony Zabrovsky” for a pet charity on GoFundMe, the web page for which no longer exists.
“We don’t carry the Ukrainian last name,” Santos said. “For a lot of people who are descendants of World War II refugees or survivors of the Holocaust, a lot of names and paperwork were changed in the name of survival. So I don’t carry the family last name that would’ve been Zabrovsky. I carry my mother’s maiden name which is the Dutch side of the family.”
News outlets have questioned Santos’s claims about his family in recent weeks, citing genealogy records that show his grandparents were born in Brazil before the Nazis rose to power. Santos claimed that they emigrated to Brazil during World War II.
The news comes as the Republican Jewish Coalition announced this week that Santos is not welcome at organization events due to his misrepresentation of his heritage.
The congressman-elect also admitted in an interview with the New York Post that he embellished parts of his résumé, including working for Wall Street firms Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.