GOP Rep Expects To Be Expelled From Congress
One GOP Rep says he is going to be expelled from Congress.
In an X Space Santos said, “I know I’m going to get expelled when this expulsion resolution goes to the floor…I have done the math over and over and it doesn’t look really good.”
Embattled Rep. George Santos said he expects to be expelled from Congress in the coming days and will “wear it like a badge of honor.”
“I know I’m going to get expelled when this expulsion resolution goes to the floor,” the New York Republican said Friday on an X Space hosted by conservative media personality Monica Matthews.
“I have done the math over and over,” he said, laughing, “and it doesn’t look really good.”
The expulsion comes after an investigation by the House Ethics Committee and in indictment.
Santos said he won’t seek re-election because “I don’t want to work with a bunch of hypocrites.”
The House Ethics Committee began its investigation in March 2023, after allegations of campaign finance misconduct and that Santos lied about biographical details surfaced. Santos was indicted on 13 federal charges in May 2023, and in October, a superseding indictment brought another 10 criminal counts against Santos, bringing the total to 23.
Santos was charged on seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds and two counts of making materially false statements to the House. The other indictment charged him with one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the U.S., two counts of wire fraud, two counts of making materially false statements to the Federal Election Commission, two counts of falsifying records submitted to obstruct the FEC, two counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of access device fraud.
Santos pleaded not guilty to all charges and has said that he will not be seeking reelection. He said he will continue to serve his district until he is allowed, indicated that he has no plans to voluntarily leave Congress.
“I’m not running for reelection, not because this was a damning report,” Santos said. “I’m not running for reelection because I don’t want to work with a bunch of hypocrites.”