George Santos ousted from House as expulsion vote passes

The expulsion required a two-thirds vote. Friday's vote to expel him was 311-114.

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2023, 10:29 AM

Updated 230 days ago

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A vote to expel George Santos from the House of Representatives has passed.
The expulsion required a two-thirds vote. Friday's vote to expel him was 311-114.
"This is a sad day for this institution and a sad day for the American people. A new precedent had to be set because someone lied and frauded their way to the House of Representatives. It should have never happened," Rep. Anthony D'Esposito.
The vote follows a scathing House Ethics Committee report that alleges Santos illegally used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses. 
Santos spoke with News 12's Rich Barrabi ahead of the vote. Watch below:
Santos is also facing a 23-count federal indictment. 
With Santos expelled, a new representative will be chosen by special election within the next 90 days. Santos’ replacement would serve the rest of his term.  
This was the third attempt to oust Santos.  
 


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