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Embattled GOP Rep George Santos expelled from House

It wasn’t immediately clear Friday morning which way the vote would go

By Elizabeth Elkind Fox News

Published December 1, 2023 11:01am EST

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George Santos says he expects to be expelled from Congress

New York Rep. George Santos joined ‘FOX & Friends’ to discuss his reaction to Congress’ third expulsion vote.

The House of Representatives voted to expel scandal-plagued Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., on Friday, making him the first House lawmaker to be expelled in more than 20 years.

A solemn hush fell over the House chamber as Speaker Mike Johnson slammed his gavel, formalizing the historic ouster.

Santos walked out of the House chamber just before all the votes that sealed his fate were cast and did not answer reporters’ questions on his way out. 

Expelling a member of Congress takes a two-thirds majority vote. The last time a House lawmaker was expelled was more than two decades ago, when late former Rep. Jim Traficant, D-Ohio, was voted out of Congress in 2002. 

Prior to his ousting, Traficant had been convicted of 10 felony counts, including racketeering and taking bribes. 

HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE HEAD TO MOVE TO EXPEL GEORGE SANTOS AFTER RELEASE OF DAMNING REPORT

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