Video Showing To Present George Santos In Drag Emerges Following His Denials

A video stated to point out George Santos dressed as a drag queen has been shared on social media, after the Home Republican dismissed stories he had carried out in drag as “categorically false.” Newsweek was unable to confirm the footage, which was posted on Twitter by a Reuters journalist who stated he was despatched it by an “nameless supply.”

The performer in query seems to be sporting the identical outfit as that worn by “Kitera Ravache,” who Brazilian drag queen Eula Rochard recognized as Santos in an interview with MSNBC reporter Marisa Kabas.

On Thursday the 49-second clip was posted on-line by Steven Grattan, a Reuters reporter based mostly in Brazil.

He said: “The drag queen on this video despatched to me by an nameless supply seems to be sporting the very same costume, necklace, and earrings as Kitara Ravache in Brazilian drag queen Eula Rochard’s images that is been circulating on-line, alleging it’s U.S Rep. George Santos.”

The footage reveals plenty of folks at what seems to be a celebration, with a drag queen sporting a purple costume with frilly edges showing within the second half, then dancing for the digital camera.

A earlier Reuters article reported that Rochard was stated to have “befriended” Santos in 2005.

Newsweek has contacted Santos concerning the video for remark.

On this mixture picture, George Santos (R-NY) leaves the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2023 in Washington, DC and a file photograph of Revellers (not together with Santos) participate within the annual Homosexual Satisfaction Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Might 04,2014. Santos has denied claims he used to carry out as a drag queen.

The primary grainy {photograph} of Santos allegedly dressed as a drag queen was posted on Thursday by Kabas.

She stated: “I simply spoke by cellphone with Eula Rochard, a Brazilian drag queen who was pals with George Santos when he lived close to Rio. She stated everybody knew him as Anthony (*by no means* George), or by his drag title, Kitara, and confirms this photograph is from a 2008 drag present at Icaraí Seaside.”

Kabas stated she carried out the interview with a Brazilian buddy appearing as translator.

She continued: “Eula says she met Santos when he was 16 or 17 years outdated and have become pals as a result of they had been each homosexual and loved drag.

“Eula noticed a narrative about Santos on Brazilian information and was certain it was him. She shared the information with a bunch of pals and everybody doubted her. So she seemed for an outdated image to verify, and he or she determined to publish it to social media to show to her pals that she was proper.”

The MSNBC reporter argued the {photograph} was newsworthy because Santos “ran as a far proper candidate, and continues to align himself with transphobes/homophobes who goal drag reveals.”

Later that day Santos denied he had ever carried out in drag, tweeting: “The newest obsession from the media claiming that I’m a drag Queen or ‘carried out’ as a drag Queen is categorically false.

“The media continues to make outrageous claims about my life whereas I’m working to ship outcomes. I can’t be distracted nor fazed by this.”

Santos is dealing with calls to resign from senior figures throughout the Nassau County Republican Occasion, which incorporates a lot of his New York 3rd congressional district, after it emerged he fabricated massive elements of his resume, together with his household background, schooling and employment historical past.

Nonetheless, Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy is refusing to maneuver in opposition to Santos. Talking to reporters final week he stated: “The voters have elected George Santos.

“If there’s a concern, he’ll undergo Ethics. If there’s something that’s discovered, he will likely be handled in that matter. However they’ve a voice on this course of.”