The House of Representatives made history on Friday as it voted to expel New York GOP Representative George Santos over ethics violations, making him only the sixth lawmaker ever to be kicked out of Congress. This decision, which had the support of 311 votes in favor, marked a significant event that hasn't happened in over 20 years.
The embattled Republican congressman, George Santos, faced a series of challenges leading up to his expulsion. The vote came after a scathing 56-page Ethics Committee report was released two weeks prior, highlighting his alleged violations. These accusations, coupled with criminal charges of fraud, led to increasing pressure on Santos to step down.
Despite the mounting evidence against him, Santos had resisted calls for his resignation. This marked the third expulsion vote against the congressman, finally bringing an end to his notorious stint in Congress. His removal from office not only serves as a consequence for his actions but also sends a strong message about the House's commitment to upholding ethical standards.