‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) didn’t hold back in its latest episode, skewering embattled Republican congressman George Santos over recent ethics violations. After the House ethics committee found Santos guilty of misusing campaign funds for personal expenses, including trips to Las Vegas, luxury items, OnlyFans payments, and botox treatments, SNL took the opportunity to mock the controversy in its signature comedic style.
Bowen Yang’s Portrayal of Santos
In the satirical sketch, Bowen Yang, known for his role in ‘Fire Island’ and previous SNL skits, donned the persona of George Santos. Yang, as Santos, quipped about the parallels between Congress and OnlyFans, joking about the public paying for unsavory acts on livestreams. The skit further poked fun at Santos’ alleged lies about his background and his fashion choices, with Yang delivering humorous lines about botox and Santos’ sass.
Santos’ Response to Allegations
Despite the House ethics committee’s findings and the subsequent public ridicule, George Santos has refused to resign. He has dismissed the allegations as a “politicized smear” but has confirmed that he will not seek re-election in 2024. The committee’s report criticized Santos for his actions, stating that he exploited his candidacy for personal financial gain and brought severe discredit upon the House.
The Controversy Continues
Santos’ denial of the allegations has not stemmed the tide of criticism and satire. SNL’s latest sketch reflects the broader public and media response to the controversy surrounding the congressman. Santos’ decision not to resign, despite the committee’s findings and the ensuing media attention, leaves his political future and reputation in a precarious position.