A group of House Democrats has filed a resolution seeking to expel Rep. George Santos (R-NY), the truth-challenged serial liar, from Congress.
This comes amid multiple investigations into irregularities with his campaign finances and his on behalf of a company some have called a “Ponzi scheme.”
Even multiple Republicans in Congress have said Rep. George Santos shouldn't be in office. https://t.co/Ppf0BsecR7
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 9, 2023
From CBS News:
Santos has admitted to fabricating several aspects of his work history and education, and now faces several investigations, including probes related to his finances and his fundraising for charity.
“We gave him plenty of time to resign, and he has chosen not to do so,” Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia of California, the freshman lawmaker who is spearheading House Democrats’ effort, said during a press conference unveiling the expulsion resolution outside the Capitol.
Santos told reporters Thursday afternoon that he won’t step down.
Read more at CBS News.
It’s important to note that this resolution to expel George Santos is little more than a symbolic gesture. With Republicans in control of the House, it’s highly unlikely the resolution will even get a vote.
That said, one freshman Republican congressman, Rep. Marc Molinaro, of New York told CNN he would vote to expel Santos.
Rep. Marc Molinaro, a freshman R from New York, told me he would vote to expel George Santos from the House if it came up for a vote. Democrats today introduced a resolution to expel Santos — but that requires the support of 2/3rds of the House to succeed.
“I'd vote for it”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 9, 2023