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George Santos Expelled from the House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to expel Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., marking a rare and historic action by the legislative body.

Rep. George Santos became the first House lawmaker to be expelled in over two decades. The solemn moment in the House chamber was underscored as Speaker Mike Johnson formalized Santos’ ouster with a gavel strike​​​​.

The Vote and Background

The decision to expel Santos came after a 311 to 114 bipartisan vote. Despite not being convicted of a crime, Santos faces 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges.

Allegations include misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses like luxury goods and treatments​​​​.

The decision to expel Santos divided sentiments within the GOP. Some, like Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., argued against expulsion without a civil or criminal trial.

However, others, particularly from the New York Republican delegation, maintained that the evidence against Santos was sufficient for expulsion. Rep. Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y., emphasized Santos’ alleged crimes and the necessity of maintaining the integrity of the House​​​​​​.

With information from Fox News.

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