“We have already suffered an attempt on my life, an assassination attempt, a threatening letter, having to have the police, a police escort standing in front of our house,” the then-congressman-elect told the Brazilian podcast “Radio Novelo Apresenta” In December

Santos He claimed that his Florida residence was vandalized January 2021. “because we were at a Republican party” Celebrate the New Year.

Two white men robbed him, he claimed “in broad daylight” On Fifth Avenue, in 2021, I stole his watch, shoes and briefcase.

“That wasn’t the worst of it,” He told the podcast host. “Nobody did anything. Nobody did anything. The fear is real. It’s surreal what we live through here.”

“Surreal is one word for it,” Maddow After viewing the footage, she said.

Santos Did not reply to Maddow’s request for comment on the claim, she said. “We have also put in a records request with the NYPD for any police report that matches Mr. Santos described,” An anchor was also added.