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Rep. George Santos expelled by U.S. House

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The U.S. House, for only the 6th time in its history, voted to expel a sitting Representative on Friday.

New York Republican Congressman George Santos was removed from his seat in a 311-114 vote over charges related to his Congressional Campaign.

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Santos told the press after the vote that The House had “just set a new dangerous precedent for themselves,” and said “to hell with this place” after he was expelled.

The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote to succeed. House Speaker Mike Johnson announced that 311 members of the House voted to expel Santos, including 105 Republicans. Another 114 voted against the expulsion, with two members recording them selves “present.”

All four of the top House GOP leaders, including Speaker Johnson, voted to keep Santos in Congress.

Santos is the first member of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War who wasn’t first convicted of a felony. He’s also the first Republican.

Per procedure, his vacant seat will be treated the same way a death or resignation would. The House Clerk will assume control of the office and make decisions on behalf of the vacant office. The Third District Congressional Office in the home district will remain open for the peoples’ business. Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul will be formally informed of the vacant seat, and will schedule a special election to replace Santos.

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