On November 1st, George Santos, a representative from New York, managed to survive a second attempt to expel him from the House. Despite the controversy surrounding him, most Republicans decided to keep him in his position.
Despite facing a resolution to expel him from his position, George Santos, a Republican representative from New York, managed to come out unscathed. Five of his fellow Republicans had accused Santos of being involved in election fraud, but the attempt to remove him from office failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority. Santos’ survival of the resolution was a clear indication of his resilience and ability to weather political storms.
In a communication addressed to their colleagues, Representatives Mike Lawler, Nick LaLota, Anthony D’Esposito, Marcus Molinaro, and Brandon Williams expressed their opinion on the removal of Santos. According to the letter, getting rid of Santos would enable voters to elect a new representative swiftly. The letter was sent to fellow lawmakers and emphasized the need for a quick resolution to the issue.
In their statement, they emphasized that the issue at hand is not about politics, but rather about morality. They firmly stated that it is a matter of distinguishing between what is right and what is wrong.
George Santos has been indicted with 23 federal charges, including unlawful monetary transactions, identity theft, credit card fraud, and reporting a false campaign loan worth $500,000. Recently, he pleaded not guilty to all the charges. According to the source, Santos stole credit card information and identities of donors. Santos is currently facing severe consequences if proven guilty.
Concerns have been raised by certain members of Congress regarding the possible implications of removing Santos prior to a criminal investigation or a report from the House Ethics Committee. They fear it may establish a hazardous precedent.
On Wednesday, there was a vote that would have required a two-thirds majority.