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Embattled New York Congressman George Santos expelled from Congress

US House Votes to Expel George Santos | C-SPAN

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2023—Today, the United States House of Representative voted 311 (yeas) -114 (nays) – 2 (present) to expel Representative George Santos (R-NY03) from Congress for misusing campaign funds for his own personal use.

The vote comes after the House Ethics Committee chaired by Michael Guest, R-Miss. released a scathing report finding substantial evidence Santos broke federal laws and misused his campaign for his personal benefit.

“Representative Santos: knowingly caused his campaign committee to file false or incomplete reports with the Federal Election Commission; used campaign funds for personal purposes; engaged in fraudulent conduct in connection with RedStone Strategies LLC; and engaged in knowing and willful violations of the Ethics in Government Act as it relates to his Financial Disclosure (FD) Statements filed with the House,” the report reads.

Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of the 7th Congressional District applauded her decision and that of her colleagues regarding Santos’ expulsion tweeting on X, “Corruption of any kind has no place in Congress.”

Representative Suzan DelBene was a bit more pointed calling Santos “a liar & a fraud.”

Santos survived two previous attempts to expel him from office. There are no restrictions barring Santos from running for reelection or another seat in Congress in the future.

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