NY Republicans to introduce resolution to expel George Santos from Congress
A group of New York House Republicans are introducing a resolution to expel Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., from the House of Representatives after the freshman congressman was charged with 10 new federal charges. The sponsors of the resolution call Santos a fraudster.
“After the latest indictment, I think it’s clear that he’s not fit to serve in the House of Representatives. He’s a stain on the institution and that’s why the New York Freshmen have come together. He’s also a stain on our state,” Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, R-N.Y., told reporters.
“He has no business being in the halls of the House of Representatives. He’s an immoral person. He’s an untrustworthy person. He scammed hundreds of thousands of voters, hundreds of donors. He’s stolen millions of dollars,” Rep. Nick LaLota said. “This is the most provable case of election fraud that we have before us. He is a fraudster. He defrauded Long Island voters. He should be out of Congress right away.”
The resolution will need a two-thirds majority to be approved.
Santos faces a total of 23 charges in federal court. There’s currently a status conference scheduled before the judge on October 27. All but one of the charges carry a maximum 20 year prison sentence.
Santos maintained his innocence and his intent to remain in Congress. He said in part – they are silencing the people of the third district. That’s not the way the constitution was set out.
The new charges came shortly after Santos’ campaign treasurer Nancy Marks confessed to a conspiracy to falsely inflate the campaign’s fundraising numbers.