December 1, 2023 •
Rep. George Santos Expelled from U.S. House of Representatives
On December 1, over two-thirds of the United States House of Representatives voted to expel Rep. George Santos.
The resolution to expel him from Congress passed 311 to 114, with 105 Republicans and all but two Democrats voting to remove him.
On November 16, the Investigative Subcommittee of the House Committee on Ethics completed its investigation and unanimously concluded that there was substantial evidence that 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 Statements filed with the House.
The committee then immediately referred these allegations to the Department of Justice, according to the Committee’s press release.
Santos is only the sixth member of the House to be removed by this type of vote in its history.
The last member removed was Rep. James A. Traficant in 2002.
A special election to fill the now-vacant seat is expected to be announced by New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
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