Congress sets precedent by expelling Rep. George Santos

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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“Today was a solemn day,” Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest, a Mississippi Republican who sponsored the expulsion resolution, told the Monitor. “I don’t think anyone takes any joy in having to vote to expel a fellow member.” Mr. Santos’ conduct presented a test for his Republican colleagues, who have been struggling to govern with a narrow majority, now down to just eight seats. The audacity of his made-for-reality-TV story seemed to many a new low at a time of widespread public distrust in the institution. Many Republicans argued Mr. Santos...

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