George Santos is at it again — but this time, he has the audacity to compare himself to none other than civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
This new wave of self-righteousness has taken the internet by storm after a clip of Santos was shared from an interview with Mike Crispi on his right-wing political podcast Unafraid.
“They come for me, I go right back for them,” said Santos in the clip. “They think for far too long they’ve gotten away with getting along to get along. So, no. It’s not going to stay that way anymore. I’m going to call them out. You wanna call me a liar? I’ll call you a sellout.”
His vent came on because of Sen. Mitt Romney instructing him not to sit at the top of the aisle for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union in February. Identifying as a gay Latino man, Santos said that just wasn’t going to work for him.
“Guess what? Rosa Parks didn’t sit in the back, and neither am I going to sit in the back! That’s just the reality of how it works,” he said. “Mitt Romney lives in a very different world, and he needs to buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride for him.”
Politicians like New York State senator Anna Kaplan and California Democratic congressional candidate John Burrows called Santos both “a fraud and an embarrassment to our district” as well as “shameful” in response to his comparison.
Santos was recently indicted on 13 federal charges, including abusing COVID unemployment benefits and money laundering.
Rosa Parks was never convicted of any felonies and was a pivotal role in starting a movement toward legitimate inclusion.