New York Republican George Santos expelled by U.S. House in bipartisan vote

He joins former Rep. Michael J. ‘Ozzie’ Myers of Pennsylvania on the short list of House members to be kicked out of office.

By: - December 1, 2023 12:46 pm

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., is surrounded by journalists as he leaves the U.S. Capitol after his fellow members of Congress voted to expel him from the House of Representatives on Dec. 1, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with 23 felonies in New York, including fraud and campaign finance violations, Santos, 35, was expelled from the House of Representatives by a vote of 311-114. Santos is only the sixth person in U.S. history to be expelled from the House of Representatives. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

In Pennsylvania’s House delegation, Reps. Scott Perry and Guy Reschenthaler voted against expulsion. Rep. Mike Kelly did not vote.

“The House Ethics Committee report was crystal clear: George Santos broke the law and cannot be trusted to serve in Congress,” U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, (D-17th District) said in a statement Friday. “So, I solemnly joined colleagues from both parties today to expel Mr. Santos from the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Kim Lyons of the Capital-Star staff contributed


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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.