House Ethics Chair Files Resolution to Expel George Santos

House Ethics Chairman Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS) filed a resolution Friday to expel truth-averse Congressman George Santos (R-NY), who is under federal indictment for fraud.

It comes on the heels of a blistering report from the House Ethics Committee that found Santos had committed multiple violations, many criminal, that included lying to Congress, defrauding donors, and misusing campaign funds for things like Hermes clothing, Botox treatments, and OnlyFans subscriptions.

“Whereas given his egregious violations, Representative George Santos is not fit to serve as a Member of the United States House of Representatives,” the resolution states. “Resolved, That pursuant to article 1, section 5, clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States, Representative George Santos be, and he hereby is, expelled from the United States House of Representatives.”

As a member of Congress, Santos “must be held accountable to the highest standards of conduct in order to safeguard the public’s faith in this institution,” the resolution says.

Guest had previously said he would not recommend expulsion because the process could take many months. However, in a statement accompanying the resolution, he said, “Given the intense public scrutiny surrounding Representative Santos and the ongoing activity at the DOJ, including indictments, the Ethics Committee decided to finish its work without going through a lengthier process. The evidence uncovered in the Ethics Committee’s Investigative Subcommittee investigation is more than sufficient to warrant punishment and the most appropriate punishment, is expulsion.”

The House, which will be on Thanksgiving break until Nov. 28, will consider the motion when members return.

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