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Former Republican congressman George Santos became an unwitting participant in a ploy by Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania to troll Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Monday.
Fetterman, who has called on Menendez to resign or be forced out of the Senate amid a federal corruption investigation, hired Santos through the celebrity video app Cameo. The New York Republican was expelled from the House last week.
Cameo offers the services of famous people to make videos for birthdays and other special events for a nominal fee. That was $343 in Santos’ case, according to Business Insider — although his Cameo account said his services were “temporarily unavailable” on Tuesday.
Fetterman used Santos’ services on the app for a message that was aimed at Menendez, who was indicted in September.
“I thought my ethically-challenged colleague @BobMenendezNJ could use some encouragement given his substantial legal problems,” the Pennsylvania senator said in a Monday post on X as he shared the Cameo video.
“So, I approached a seasoned expert on the matter to give ‘Bobby from Jersey’ some advice,” Fetterman said.
In his Cameo video, Santos urged “Bobby” not to give in.
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