A video of Los Angeles-based drag artist Meatball performing as Home Republican George Santos has gone viral on-line, receiving greater than 640,000 views on Twitter and 170,000 on TikTok.
In January, pictures emerged that purported to indicate Santos dressed as a drag queen who glided by the title of Kitara Ravache in Brazil in 2008.
Santos initially mentioned the declare he had carried out in drag was “categorically false,” however later admitted “I used to be younger and I had enjoyable at a pageant.”
Meatball, whose actual title is Logan Jennings, delivered a dance routine dressed as Santos on Sunday at Le Poisson Rouge in New York Metropolis.
The present started with information clips in regards to the quite a few controversies round Santos, after which Meatball entered carrying the the New York consultant’s common jacket, sweater and glasses mixture.
To the sound of the hit 2017 Kesha music “This Is Me,” Meatball started to strip, eradicating the jacket and sweater to disclose a crimson gown, prompting loud cheers from the viewers.
The outfit, which got here full with frilly crimson edges across the prime, intently matched the one Santos was pictured carrying throughout his 2008 Brazilian efficiency.
Chatting with the New York Publish, Meatball admitted they’d “kinda bought obsessive about” Santos after the drag images emerged. “I made a decision to do the quantity the day earlier than I flew to New York. The glue [on the dress] was nonetheless drying.”
The 33-year-old was blown away by the response, saying, “I did not notice it was gonna [be] like this. It is loopy…everybody has been texting me and sharing.”
Newsweek reached out to Santos for remark.
Santos was elected to the Home in November after flipping New York’s third Congressional District.
It later emerged he had invented giant chunks of his again story, together with his training, employment historical past and declare to have misplaced a number of workers within the 2016 Pulse nightclub capturing in Orlando, Florida.
Santos is dealing with calls to resign, together with from inside his native Nassau County Republican Get together.
“It is time to resign,” Meatball mentioned. “Take a yr, come to a homosexual bar, we’ll have a very good time.”
Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy has refused to maneuver in opposition to Santos, although he has vowed to take action if the Home Ethics Committee concludes that he broke the legislation.
Throughout an interview with Piers Morgan, broadcast final week on his TalkTV present, Santos admitted he had “been a horrible liar” however insisted “this wasn’t about tricking anyone.”
Santos has additionally been accused of sexual harassment by Derek Myers, who spent per week volunteering in his congressional workplace in January. Santos has vigorously denied the accusation, which Myers informed Newsweek he reported to U.S. Capitol Police and the Home Ethics Committee.