Embattled congressman George Santos shot down claims Wednesday that he once performed as a drag queen in Brazil, the latest allegation about the freshman member whose falsehoods on his own resume have embroiled him in scandal since he won the position.

"The most recent obsession from the media claiming that I am a drag Queen or 'performed' as a drag Queen is categorically false," Santos, a Republican from New York, posted on Twitter, lashing out at the media as he faces a slew of federal investigations into accusations of false statements and possible issues with campaign fundraising.

"The media continues to make outrageous claims about my life while I am working to deliver results," Santos posted. "I will not be distracted nor fazed by this."

The latest claims were revealed in a tweet Wednesday from MSNBC reporter Marisa Kabas, who posted a photo she alleges to be of Santos dressed in drag in 2008.

Kabas said she spoke with Eula Rochard, a Brazilian drag queen who allegedly was friends with Santos when he lived near Rio de Janeiro. Rochard said "everyone" knew Santos as "Anthony" or his drag name, "Kitara Ravache."

Following Kabas' tweet, two purported former acquaintances of Santos told Reuters in a report Wednesday that the 34-year-old lawmaker participated in drag queen contests and cross-dressed in gay pride events in Brazil.

The claims stand in stark contrast to the increasingly conservative views Santos has aligned himself with and the Republican Party's recent crusade against drag shows and performers.

Santos, who is openly gay, is currently facing investigations from federal authorities over potential campaign finance violations and an investigation from Nassau County over the fabrications and lies he made during his campaign.

Santos has admitted to fabricating his professional resume as a Wall Street financier. He has also claimed to be Jewish and had grandparents who escaped the Holocaust. Among other false claims, Santos said he played volleyball for a university he never attended.

Early Thursday, Santos took to Twitter to deny another recent allegation from two New Jersey veterans who claimed the congressman promised to help raise money for a lifesaving surgery for one of their dogs in 2016 but instead took off with the money.

"The reports that I would let a dog die is shocking & insane. My work in animal advocacy was the labor of love & hard work. Over the past 24hr I have received pictures of dogs I helped reduce throughout the years along with supportive messages," Santos tweeted. "These distractions won't stop me!"

Despite wide-ranging calls for his resignation, Santos has remained defiant. House Republican leadership on Tuesday assigned Santos to two committees related to small business and science.