Rep. George Santos (R‑NY) cited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‑NY) as his “inspiration” to get into politics.
In an interview on CNN’s Inside Politics with Manu Raju, Santos explained the reported fabrications about his life before politics as being due to insecurity and his flaws as a human. When he got to the topic of why he joined politics in the first place, however, Santos cited an unlikely influence — Ocasio-Cortez.
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Reps. George Santos (R‑NY) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‑NY).
“I was always in some way disconnected from the GOP because I’ve only been doing politics for four years. I came out of nowhere,” Santos said. “And said, ‘I want to do this, AOC can do it.’ AOC was my inspiration! Most people don’t know that. You know, I felt like she’s — I always felt l …