Title: House Ethics Chairman Introduces Resolution to Expel Rep. George Santos from Congress
In a shocking turn of events, the House Ethics Chairman has introduced a resolution seeking to expel Rep. George Santos from Congress. The move comes after the Ethics Committee released a damning report detailing their investigation into Santos. Lawmakers are expected to address the resolution after the Thanksgiving holiday.
There is a growing momentum for expulsion as more Republicans express their support. In order for expulsion to occur, a two-thirds majority vote in the House is required. Currently, 13 GOP lawmakers already support expulsion, with more expected to join their ranks.
The Ethics Committee, in their investigation, uncovered additional “uncharged and unlawful conduct” by Santos. These allegations will be referred to the Justice Department for further investigation. Santos, however, remains defiant and denounces the investigation, announcing that he will not seek reelection.
Adding fuel to the fire, Santos has also pleaded not guilty to 23 federal charges related to fraud. This comes after a previous Republican-led effort to expel him failed in November. There are concerns raised over the viability of expelling a member without a criminal conviction.
In his defense, Santos has emphasized his right to “the presumption of innocence.” He contends that, until proven guilty, he should not face such severe consequences.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time a resolution to expel Santos has been proposed. Earlier this year, a Democrat-led resolution was referred to the Ethics Committee in May. With the recent discoveries made by the committee, the urgency for his removal from Congress has heightened.
As the situation unfolds, the nation holds its breath to see the outcome of the resolution and the impact it will have on the future of Rep. George Santos.
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