Throughout this past week in the House of Representatives, journalists have had more access to filming and photographing members of Congress than they normally do when the House has a speaker, giving the American people insight into the institution.
And all the footage has many on the internet asking one question: what’s up with all the time Representatives-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and George Santos (R-NY) are spending together?
Santos arrived for his first term in D.C. earlier this week, just weeks after he was caught lying about his entire past. He said he went to Baruch College and New York University, but he actually didn’t. He said he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, but he didn’t. He said he founded a charity called Friends of Pets, but he couldn’t provide proof it existed. He even said that he didn’t write fraudulent checks in Brazil in the late 2000s, something he confessed to years ago.
He has admitted to many of these lies, calling them “a little bit of fluff” on his resume.
So one would think that he’d be an unpopular guy in Congress. And it looked like he would be earlier in the week, when he spent Tuesday pretty much alone as his colleagues scrambled to figure out how to get enough Republicans to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for speaker.
But then something strange seems to have happened: he made an unlikely friend. Greene, who started her career in activism by protesting drag queens, attempted to shut down Congress twice to prevent it from passing a law banning discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, and told her followers that Democrats want to turn children gay, appears to have taken a liking to the mendacious gay Congressman-elect.
She keeps getting spotted with him, and it looks like they’re having a great time.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) January 6, 2023
Newly elected freshman Rep. George Santos points to the ceiling of the House Chamber with Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during 9th round of votes for the new Speaker of the House on 3rd day of Congress. Reuters Photo by Evelyn Hockstein @evelynpix pic.twitter.com/tUEDqFp8B0
— Jim Bourg (@jimbourg) January 6, 2023
Day 3 of Congress was great! Turns out everyone here is a liar so I fit right in. I stood next to Marjorie Taylor Greene and she let me shake her hand secretly behind her armpit so the lamestream media (lol) couldn’t see.
Robert Franklin (George Santos) pic.twitter.com/5BNL1tIFF9
— Elon Altman (@ElonAltman) January 5, 2023
— Jane Austen’s Ghost (@JaneAustenGhost) January 6, 2023
I regret to inform you that George Santos is sitting with Marjorie Taylor Greene. pic.twitter.com/30pHU5tTew
— Chris “Subscribe to Law Dork!” Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 5, 2023
So it looks like Rep. George Santos (R-NY) may have finally made a friend … Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). pic.twitter.com/74BeKltYis
— The Recount (@therecount) January 5, 2023
— CHUNTERKAP (@chunterkap) January 6, 2023
Liars unite! pic.twitter.com/Ha4KOZ0WKW
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) January 5, 2023
The joy of finally finding someone as unfettered by conscience as you pic.twitter.com/yizc8EdDtJ
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) January 6, 2023
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) January 6, 2023
In late December, Greene defended Santos by accusing other people of lying. She even said that Representative-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN) lied about not marrying her brother – a disgusting lie the far-right has been spreading about the Black, Muslim Congresswoman – so it’s OK for Santos to have lied about his past.
It turns out that birds of a feather really do flock together.