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John Fetterman paid George Santos $343 for a Cameo to troll Bob Menendez

Republican Rep. George Santos of New York outside the Capitol on September 29, 2023.
Republican Rep. George Santos of New York outside the Capitol in September.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images
  • George Santos was expelled from Congress last week.

  • Now he's on Cameo.

  • John Fetterman bought a video from Santos to troll Bob Menendez, who's under investigation for bribery.

Former Rep. George Santos finally made history last week when he was expelled from Congress. Now he's made history again as the first former congressperson to be used by Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania to troll Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey via Cameo.

"I thought my ethically-challenged colleague @BobMenendezNJ could use some encouragement given his substantial legal problems," Fetterman wrote on X. "So, I approached a seasoned expert on the matter to give 'Bobby from Jersey' some advice."

An attached video shows Santos giving advice to "Bobby from Jersey" about how to stay strong.

"You stand your ground, sir," he says. "And don't get bogged down by all the haters out there."

A Fetterman spokesman told Business Insider that Santos posted the Cameo just 16 minutes after it was requested. The spokesman said that with taxes, fees, and an extra charge to deliver it within 24 hours, the Cameo cost Fetterman $343.20.

"We did not expect to get it back so fast," the spokesman said.

Menendez has been accused by federal prosecutors of taking bribes, including over $480,000 in cash, in exchange for secretly aiding the Egyptian government.

Menendez has denied the allegations.

Fetterman has been an outspoken critic of Menendez since the indictment and was the first Democratic senator to call for his resignation.

Santos, for his part, said he loved the prank. "I love this! I wish I knew the Bobby in question!" he wrote on X.

Correction: December 5, 2023 — An earlier version of this story included a misspelling of Sen. Bob Menendez's name. It has been updated.

Read the original article on Business Insider