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Now George Santos is feuding with a drag queen on Twitter

Now George Santos is feuding with a drag queen on Twitter
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After finally admitting to dressing in drag, out gay Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is publicly feuding with a drag queen on Twitter.

After his many lies made him the target of late-night comedy galore – from Bowen Yang to Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Fallon – Santos tweeted insults about those mocking him.

“I have now been enshrined in late night TV history with all these impersonations, but they are all TERRIBLE so far,” Santos wrote on Twitter. “Jon Lovitz is supposed to be one of the greatest comedians of all time and that was embarrassing— for him not me! These comedians need to step their game up.”

In reply, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Trixie Mattel tweeted, “maybe the source material was weak.”

And Santos decided to engage.

“Clearly you know all about weak acting skills,” he replied to Mattel with a GIF of her infamous impersonation of RuPaul.

But Mattel clapped back yet again.

“I am not an actor!” she wrote. “I was young and I had fun at a festival!”

Mattel was poking fun at Santos’s recent admission that he indeed dressed in drag, despite initially denying what he called the “outrageous claim.”

“No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil, guys,” Santos told reporters at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport last Saturday. “I was young, and I had fun at a festival. Sue me for having a life.”

Despite downplaying his drag past, images and videos suggest that Santos had “fun” at several festivals over three years.

His eventual admission comes as Republicans and conservatives have increasingly demonized drag queens as sexual predators who “groom” children into sexual abuse and transgender identity.

Santos replied again to Mattel, writing, “It’s all good! I won my race against the fan favorite too.”

Mattel’s Twitter followers praised her for the epic clapbacks. Even Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) – the first out LGBTQ+ immigrant elected to Congress – got in on the fun.

“please keep engaging in politics we need you legend,” Garcia tweeted to Mattel.

And after Mattel referenced Santos’s comment on his drag past, Garcia added, “you deserve the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor for that read.”

After being elected to represent New York’s Third Congressional District and becoming the first out gay Republican elected to Congress, Santos’ life story came crumbling down as several newspapers reported he never went to the colleges he said he attended, never worked for the major banks he said he worked for, and that he had been lying about his family history as well. He has admitted to many of these lies, calling them “a little bit of fluff” on his resume.

Congress is also investigating him for allegedly violating campaign finance laws, and he has been accused of check fraud in Brazil.

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