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George Santos Is The Forrest Gump Of The Digital Era

The new member of Congress has managed to play a part in many of the biggest events of the 21st century!
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: New York Congressman-Elect George Santos speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Annual Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 19, 2022.... LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: New York Congressman-Elect George Santos speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Annual Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 19, 2022. The meeting comes on the heels of former President Donald Trump becoming the first candidate to declare his intention to seek the GOP nomination in the 2024 presidential race. (Photo by David Becker for the Washington Post) MORE LESS
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January 12, 2023 12:58 p.m.
Updated January 20, 2023 1:25 p.m.

It’s been nearly a month since the New York Times dropped their bombshell investigation into Rep. George Santos’s fraudulent backstory, and most news outlets are still sifting through the wreckage for any clues that could bring us closer to the truth. TPM in particular has unearthed a lot, from his business dealings with veterans of an alleged Ponzi scheme to the bizarre expenditures stemming from his congressional campaign. 

But while building a timeline of Santos’s claims, I also noticed that he has positioned either himself or his loved ones near some of the biggest events in recent world history — somewhat like a Forrest Gump of the digital age. Let’s take a look at the grand historical epic that’s stretched all the way to the 118th Congress.

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