Rep. D'Esposito introduces resolution to expel Rep. Santos following new federal charges

The resolution has the backing of Rep. Nick LaLota, as well as other Republicans from New York.

News 12 Staff

Oct 11, 2023, 9:23 PM

Updated 195 days ago


New York House Republicans introduced a resolution Wednesday to expel Rep. George Santos from Congress.
Santos was indicted on nearly two dozen additional federal charges on Tuesday, accusing him of stealing thousands from his own campaign donors.
The legislation to expel Santos was introduced by Rep. Anthony D'Esposito. It also has the backing of Rep. Nick LaLota and other Republicans from New York's congressional delegation.
"We've just had enough - it's time that George Santos is held accountable," D'Esposito says. "It's time that the people of the 3rd Congressional District have real representation."
Santos responded with a statement, saying, "An expulsion of myself as a member of Congress before being found guilty from a criminal investigation will set a dangerous precedent. This will do nothing other than erase the voices of the electorate."
A two-thirds vote in Congress would be required to remove Santos from office.

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