Southlake Mayor and congressional candidate John Huffman said Saturday that expelled former US Representative George Santos of New York has apologized for a video accusing Huffman of siding with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Santos apologized for the video Friday during a meeting with Huffman, U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne and the syndicated radio show host. Dana Loesch at a Southlake restaurant, Huffman said.
Huffman is one of 11 candidates for the open U.S. House District 26 seat vacated by U.S. Representative Michael Burgess. THE district covers southern and eastern Denton County, Cooke County, and southern Wise County.
The video sparked a hot response on social media Friday, when Loesch and a Santos assistant exchanged barbs on X, formerly Twitter, over photos of a social justice rally on June 6, 2020 at Southlake Town Square.
Loesch accused “New York Big Con crooks” of attacking Huffman at the rally. Huffman joined Laura Hill, then mayor of Southlake at the gathering as Hill spoke to a crowd of approximately 1,000 people mainly young people, calling for calm.
Santos, the first Republican ever expelled from Congress, faces up to 22 years in federal prison. 23 counts of financial fraud. He earns money by sending personal greetings celebrity posts on Cameo.comhe said.
Santos responded to Loesch that the video was paid for anonymously and that “I don’t even know who the candidates are.” He was in Dallas, he said, asking, “The Highland Park country club for a drink?” Hahaha.”
The Cameo video was released on January 29 on X. It begins with Santos shouting, “Hey, Mayor John Huffman! He said he doubts voters would support anyone who “supports BLM and attends a BLM rally.”
No retraction had been issued by Santos as of Saturday evening.
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