The New York Post reports:
Scandal-scarred Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was overheard at a swanky Manhattan party on Tuesday night saying he has recently dropped weight by using Ozempic, a source said. The feisty pol also allegedly declared he could beat his Beltway rival Mitt Romney in a “cage match” because he knows jiu-jitsu, when one guest suggested a face-off with Romney a la Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
An insider told us: “George said, ‘I’ve lost 97 pounds on Ozempic over the last eight months,” and that his pharmacist beau had expressed concerns about the medication, but that Santos said he’d “lost nearly 100 pounds” thanks to help from the drug. A spokesperson for Santos declined to comment on the pol’s alleged Ozempic use when we reached out, but did confirm he attended the event.
The Insider reports:
Santos bragged about his jiu-jitsu skills and how he’d stomp the Utah senator in a fight. “I’d do that, but it wouldn’t be fair as I’m Brazilian, and I’d beat his butt because I studied jiu-jitsu for five years,” Santos said, according to the Page Six source.
A Santos spokesperson confirmed to Page Six that Santos studied jiu-jitsu. Before the Page Six article, Santos hadn’t spoken publicly about any martial arts training.
A Santos spokesperson declined to comment further on Santos’ purported jiu-jitsu training or his use of Ozempic to Insider, writing, “I will not comment on sensitive matters such as the Congressman’s health to respect HIPAA law.” (HIPPA laws only apply to health care providers.)
Why hasn’t George Santos resigned yet?
George Santos says he’s lost 97 pounds on Ozempic and a cage match versus Mitt Romney wouldn’t be ‘fair’ because he studied jiu-jitsuhttps://t.co/TvQqnNVwJ2
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) August 27, 2023
George Santos is now claiming he’s lost 97 pounds on Ozempic and studied jiu-jitsu for 5 years. All while winning 12 Olympic gold medals, starring in the Avatar movies, using campaign donations to pay off his credit cards, and grieving his Mom’s death aboard the Hindenburg pic.twitter.com/WfqdaWO2xd
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) August 24, 2023
Rep. Santos brags about dramatic Ozempic weight loss. https://t.co/U1MoQTD6lo
— Radar Online (@radar_online) August 24, 2023