“Who has more power ― Joe Biden or George Santos?” Levin asked.
“Well, right now I think it is the president, Joe Biden, unfortunately,” McCarthy replied with a laugh.
Question: Who has more power? Joe Biden or George Santos?
McCarthy: Joe Biden unfortunately pic.twitter.com/EGTBtxXD8i
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 30, 2023
Wait ― “unfortunately”?
The newly elected Santos has seen much of his party and constituents turn on him amid a flood of lies and misleading statements about his education, religion, business accomplishments and general background. Among other things, he falsely claimed his mother died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and made a dubious assertion that he was the target of an assassination attempt. In addition, the Justice Department is thought to have initiated a criminal investigation into Santos’ campaign funding.
Levin and McCarthy ― the latter of whom is under fire for dodging questions about Santos and his placement on committees ― attempted to paint a portrait of Biden as similarly dishonest. But Twitter users weren’t having it:
What the hell kind of answer is that!! It’s not a laughing matter. @SpeakerMcCarthy disgraces his role as Speaker. He disgraces the House. He disgraces the USA by accepting Santos/Devolder/Zobrosky/
Kitara/Et Al. Disgusting & despicable.
— Yianna Katsoulos (@YK_paris) January 30, 2023
Such a pathetic, spineless coward!!
— TeriN (@tigerlily694) January 30, 2023
“Unfortunately”??? Jesus H.
— Betsy🌻 (@BetsyInTheSky) January 30, 2023
The fact that @SpeakerMcCarthy wishes the conman Santos was more powerful than the President tells you all you need to know about him and his pitiful party.
— Tiffany (@TuffTiffResists) January 30, 2023
How disgusting this man represents the entire Republican Party 🤨
— Roberta 🌴🏄🏽♀️ (@RobertaByTheSea) January 30, 2023
Yeah that's what we need - a serial liar with power. We all saw how that turned out.
— Pat the fact checker (@PatMac14012450) January 30, 2023
Am I the only one who gets a wicked "high school" shudder from this clique?
— Karmalita (@desertrat1212) January 30, 2023
Wow…. This is where we are right now
— Julie Hensley (@Julz2863) January 30, 2023