Goldman, a first-term representative of New York like Santos once was, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to react to the trend of Santos’s various Cameos appearing online. Santos has been active on the video platform, in which people pay celebrities to share messages at their discretion. Some of them, seemingly as jokes, have appeared online, including one Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) commissioned to offer advice to Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in light of the criminal indictment against him.
“Hey Mr. Santos, friendly recommendation: make sure you pay your taxes on your cameo earnings,” Goldman wrote on X in response to one such Cameo.
“Still looking for relevancy off my name?” Santos responded. “Geez Dan, I’m gone go find someone else to step on to prop yourself up!”
“Hey @RepDanGoldman this you?” Santos went on, including a link to an article alleging Goldman was sued by his landlord for unpaid rent. “I mean we all struggle in life and it’s no shame but the Levi’s trust fund baby who bought a congressional seat and pretends to be a man of the people advocating for the little guy can’t make his 45k a month rent?”
“Not to mention how f***ing insane it is that you are expected to pay an annual salary of a hard working person worth in rent every month. Talk about being an elites tone death snob! Stop stiffing people and go pay your rent!”
Goldman did not engage further with Santos on X.
Santos was expelled from Congress earlier this month, becoming the sixth representative ever to receive the punishment, after an ethics investigation into him. He had already announced he would not run for a second term before his expulsion. He has pled not guilty to 23 federal charges of fraud.
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) has scheduled a special election for Feb. 13, 2024, to replace Santos in Congress. Former Rep. Tom Suozzi, who previously held the seat before opting to run for governor instead of reelection, has already been selected as the Democratic candidate.
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