Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.), a former physicist, is relieved that one other “scientific” thoughts — particularly, serial liar Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) — has joined the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
“As the only recipient of the Wilson Prize for High-Energy Particle Accelerator Physics serving in Congress, it can get lonely. Not anymore!” Foster tweeted Thursday, earlier than roasting his new committee colleague.
“I’m thrilled to be joined on the Science Committee by my Republican colleague Dr. George Santos, winner of not only the Nobel Prize, but also the Fields Medal ― the top prize in Mathematics ― for his groundbreaking work with imaginary numbers,” Foster wrote.
Since being elected to Congress earlier this yr, Santos has admitted to fabricating and misrepresenting many points of his background, together with his work expertise and training historical past. Still, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gave him a seat on the science committee, regardless of Santos having no expertise — actual or imaginary — within the fields of science, area or know-how.
Scott Kelly, a former NASA astronaut, additionally mockingly congratulated Santos on his appointment.
“Awesome to have former NASA astronaut and moon walker, Representative George Santos @Santos4Congress on the House Science Space and Technology Committee,” tweeted Kelly, whose brother Mark is a Democratic senator for Arizona. “To infinity and beyond!”
Numerous members of Congress, together with a rising variety of Republicans, have known as on Santos to resign amid his mounting scandals. The embattled lawmaker has rejected these calls, saying he’ll step down provided that “142 people” ask him to.