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US House Votes to Expel George Santos From Congress

Republican Rep. George Santos of New York was expelled from Congress on Friday, December 1, after a bipartisan vote of 311 to 114 in the US House of Representatives.

Federal prosecutors have accused Santos of involvement in multiple criminal schemes that were detailed in a 23-count indictment filed on October 10.

Santos became the sixth person to ever be expelled from Congress and the first to be expelled without being convicted of a federal crime or supporting the Confederacy against the United States, according to the New York Times. Credit: CSPAN via Storyful

Video transcript

MIKE JOHNSON: On this vote, the yeas are 311, the nays are 114, with 2 recorded as present. 2/3 voting in the affirmative, the resolution is adopted. And a motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.

The clerk will notify the governor of the state of New York of the action of the House. Under Clause 5D of Rule 20, the chair announces to the House that in light of the expulsion of the gentleman from New York, Mr. Santos, the whole number of the House is now 434.

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On this vote, the yeas are 311, the nays are 114, with 2 recorded as present. 2/3 voting in the affirmative, the resolution is adopted. And a motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.

The clerk will notify the governor of the state of New York of the action of the House. Under Clause 5D of Rule 20, the chair announces to the House that in light of the expulsion of the gentleman from New York, Mr. Santos, the whole number of the House is now 434.

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