A group of House Republicans from New York is reviving efforts to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from Congress. The move comes after the Justice Department brought new charges against the embattled Long Islander.
House Democrats introduced a measure to expel Santos in May, but Republicans – including the New Yorkers – voted to refer it to the Ethics Committee. The lawmakers could force a vote on the measure by introducing it as a privileged resolution, which would require the House to consider it within two legislative days.
“If they want to fight with 700,000 people, that’s on them,” Santos said of the resolution, referring to the population of his congressional district.
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Today, I’ll be introducing an expulsion resolution to rid the People’s House of fraudster, George Santos. The resolution will be co-sponsored by fellow #NewYork freshman @RepLaLota @RepMikeLawler @RepMolinaroNY19 @RepLangworthy @RepWilliams.
Our statement will follow. 🇺🇸
— Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (@RepDesposito) October 11, 2023
Thank you Congressman, but this should have come all the way back in May. We hope that now you’ll ask the new Speaker of the House to push the majority to support the resolution, so that we can end this nightmare.
— Concerned Citizens of NY-03 (@CCNY03) October 11, 2023