“I’ve been a terrible liar.” These are the words that Rep. George Santos (R-NY) uttered, reflecting a vast understatement of the scandals following him since before he took his seat in Congress in January. 

After a New York Times report revealed many aspects of his life story were false, exaggerated or unverified, Santos has faced constant revelations of new lies, frauds, racist allusionssexual assault allegations and more. Yet, appearing on British TV host Piers Morgan’s show to address the scandals, Santos seemed to take some responsibility only to double down on his statements and positions.