A pair of Canadian lawmakers mocked Rep. George Santos, RN.Y, by taking a selfie outside their office before President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Canadian MPs Anthony Housefather and Peter Julian posed for a photo with Santos’ plaque, highlighting that they had no plans to meet the congressman. The pair of lawmakers were part of a Canadian delegation meeting with US lawmakers this week.
“We had a number of important meetings today with members of Congress. But [Julian] And I also stopped to take a picture outside the door of the member we’re not meeting,” the housefather wrote on Twitter.
Santos is facing widespread calls to resign after admitting to lying about his work and education history during his congressional campaign last fall.
George Santos’ former staff accuses the congressman of sexual harassment, pay rules violations
The snap from America’s neighbors came hours before Santos was scheduled to have a tense exchange with Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on the floor of Congress when Biden was scheduled to speak.
“You don’t belong here,” Romney said in full view of C-SPAN cameras. “You should be ashamed.”
During the State of the Union, Biden claimed that the GOP wanted to cut Social Security, Medicare
Romney called Santos an “a–” to which the lawmaker responded, “You’re big.”
Santos secured himself an aisle seat while lawmakers, Supreme Court justices and President Biden entered the room, sure to draw cameras. However, the photos show that Biden moved out of the way when he came into the chamber himself.
“He’s a sick puppy, he shouldn’t have been there,” Romney told NBC News reporter Frank Thorpe after Biden’s speech. “Given the fact that he’s under an ethics investigation, he should sit in the back row and be quiet instead of parading in front of the president.”
Fox News’ Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.
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