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Rep. George Santos donor says he was scammed: 'He's not a normal dude'

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A big-money donor to Rep. George Santos Thursday denounced the scandal-tarred lawmaker for ripping him off— along with many others.

Josh Eisen, a Westchester County business and onetime congressional candidate, said he donated the maximum allowable donation to Santos to help forge a GOP majority in the House of Representatives.

He was shocked to find out Santos allegedly diverted the cash for his own personal expenses as outlined in an Ethics Committee report.

“He stole $5,800 from me,” said Eisen, 51, who lives in Harrison, NY. “He spent it on Botox and everything else.”

“He’s not a normal dude,” Eisen added.

Santos has long said he has not done anything wrong.


As Santos faces an imminent expulsion vote from Congress, Eisen say he isn’t suing to get his money back. The libertarian-leaning Republican admits knows it’s unlikely he’ll ever see a cent.

“The only way that’ll happen is if Santos gets rich by doing a reality show in prison,” Eisen said.

But he feels it’s important to speak out on behalf of small-dollar donors who wrongly believed in Santos.

“There’s a whole lot of $50 donors who got hurt a lot worse than me,” Eisen said.


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