Santos Expelled From Congress
Members of the House of Representatives voted 311 to 114 Friday morning to expel New York Republican George Santos from Congress. Santos is the sixth congressman ever to be expelled from Congress.
The morning of the vote, though, Republican leadership announced that they would be voting against the measure. Speaker Mike Johnson, a constitutional lawyer, said he was concerned about the precedent of expelling a member who had not yet been convicted of a crime.
Almost all Democrats and more than 100 Republicans voted to expel Santos, who will now be replaced in a special election
Santos represented a district that President Biden won by 10 points, and the decision to expel him shrinks Republicans' already razor-thin majority in the House