House expels Santos

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
From The Left
Francis Chung/POLITICO

George Santos is out.

The House voted to expel the indicted New York Republican 311-114, exceeding the two-thirds threshold required for booting a member. Nearly all Democrats supported the measure, with two voting against it and two voting present, while 104 Republicans backed it. It's the first time the House has expelled a member without a conviction since the Civil War.

The New York Republican told reporters as the vote concluded: "It's over. ... They just set a dangerous new precedent for themselves." He declined further comment.

“As unofficially already...

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