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House Expels Rep. Santos With Republicans Voting in Favor of the Resolution

House Expels Rep. Santos With Republicans Voting in Favor of the Resolution

Two Democrat voted against expelling him.

The House expelled embattled Rep. George Santos (R-NY) this morning.

New York federal prosecutors charged Santos “for allegedly scamming political donors, lying to the Federal Election Commission and illegally receiving unemployment-insurance benefits.”

Santos pleaded not guilty to the 23 charges.


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And this is why we lose

Look at all those democrat f-ker traitors , so many your head spins, liars , thief’s, probably murderers


He’s been convicted of nothing

    healthguyfsu in reply to gonzotx. | December 1, 2023 at 11:14 am

    He is as crooked as they come. How can you rail about the swamp and not be satisfied that one of the worst types just got ousted?

      He wasn’t convicted of anything and will be out in the next election anyway. Now. the f’ing morons have maybe crippled their majority and set a terrible precedent for the future. One the democrats will gleefully use when they regain power, which is inevitable now. Inexplicable, unless the goal was to cripple any opposition to spending or other reform.

      Santos hardly a member of the Swamp.

      chrisboltssr in reply to healthguyfsu. | December 1, 2023 at 12:26 pm

      Because this isn’t the way to do it. And Republicans think they save face by committing an act like this.

      Yet, the punk black fool, Jamaal Bowman, still serves even though he openly committed a crime and plead guilty to doing it.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to chrisboltssr. | December 1, 2023 at 4:52 pm

        The party of no guts is scared to death of the idea of expelling a black congressman. They know it’s a third rail issue.

          henrybowman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | December 2, 2023 at 2:52 am

          Their daddies had no problems taking out Adam Clayton Powell.

          It’s got nothing to do with Bowman being black. A white Republican would not be expelled for such a minor offense either.

          And Adam Clayton Powell was not expelled. Likely because his offense was committed before the previous election. As the Supreme Court noted, Congress has long taken the view that it can only expel people for offenses committed during that term. Anything that happened earlier, the voters knew about and voted for him anyway, so the House can’t expel him for it.

        Milhouse in reply to chrisboltssr. | December 2, 2023 at 10:18 am

        Bowman committed a nothing crime, a minor misdemeanor. If that’s all Santos had done nobody would be even considering expulsion.

          wendybar in reply to Milhouse. | December 2, 2023 at 11:04 am

          He did more than most of the J6 political prisoners

          Milhouse in reply to wendybar. | December 2, 2023 at 8:25 pm

          No, he didn’t.

          And none of those protesters were expelled from Congress. Nor would they have been, had any Republican Congressmen on that day done something as minor as being somewhere they shouldn’t have been.

      ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to healthguyfsu. | December 1, 2023 at 12:43 pm

      He is as crooked as they come.

      That is just a lie. He lied during his campaign. Big whoop. He lied about stuff that was immaterial. Now they have allegations that he used campaign funds for some personal stuff – some of which can be argued was for a public campaign and other of which I think 85% of the House does.

        He sounds just like Joe Biden when he lies about all the things he accomplished in life, that nobody ever saw him doing. Too bad Republicans are too afraid to do the right thing and impeach him. When WILL Republicans start doing what their constituents want, and not the donor class??

      tlcomm2 in reply to healthguyfsu. | December 1, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      Some of us believe in that old fantasy of INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

      Also, the will of the voter is tantamount in the House given only a 2 year term.

        Milhouse in reply to tlcomm2. | December 2, 2023 at 10:27 am

        The ethics committee found him guilty. Now the House has done the same. The standard for expulsion is not, and shouldn’t be, beyond reasonable doubt.

        Now the voters will get to choose a new representative.

        Also, tantamount to what?

      gonzotx in reply to healthguyfsu. | December 1, 2023 at 3:13 pm

      He’s been convicted of nothing,

        Concise in reply to gonzotx. | December 1, 2023 at 5:58 pm

        Monumentally stupid on so many levels. But to take one, the GOP is letting the DOJ, Biden’s DOJ, the DOJ that spawned Jack Smith and the continuing J6 abuses, that and oversees the FBI, this den of corrupt partisan hacks gets to determine who is fit to sit in Congress by just issuing an indictment. The Republican establishment is a disgrace.

          wendybar in reply to Concise. | December 2, 2023 at 5:21 am

          Yes, they are, and they seem like they don’t want our votes. The only reason I will vote Republican is if Trump is the candidate, otherwise, why bother??

      wendybar in reply to healthguyfsu. | December 1, 2023 at 4:03 pm

      So is Joe Biden, but the Republicans are too afraid to impeach

    jhkrischel in reply to gonzotx. | December 1, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Glass half-full, brother – this is the precedent needed to expel the squad, and other D radicals.

    Well, the Franz von Papen Republicans have found a creative way to avoid having to keep their promises.

If he had been a Democrat in identical circumstances, zero Democrats would have voted for his expulsion. In fact, they would have excoriated the Republicans for attempting to “overthrow an election”.

WTF??? These worthless hacks do nothing but rubber stamp Biden administration spending and then, to culminate their “Seinfeld” Congressional session about nothing, expel one of their own number to further diminish if not cripple any remaining majority? A member not convicted of anything and who would have to stand for reelection in just a year?

    Paddy M in reply to Concise. | December 1, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    The GOP will never learn that the communists DGAF about their “principles”. They’re content to let the country burn rather than get dirty and actually be an opposition party.

      Dathurtz in reply to Paddy M. | December 1, 2023 at 1:59 pm

      Of course they already know it. The R have no intention of being an actual opposition party (or to exercise any power for their platform when given power). That isn’t their role.

      The job of the Republican party is to give sound bites and keep the frogs from jumping out of the pot as the temperature goes up. Eventually, it’ll be too hot and we’ll all be enslaved, but we will have voted properly. That’s the job of the Republican party.

Sadly, Santos is no more dishonest than our president. Or many others that serve, some to think of it. The virtue signaling is pathetic, but now they can sleep better at night.

If Democrats had voted to expel Trafficant, Menendez (twice) and that imbecile from a few weeks ago who was caught on tape breaking the law by pulling a fire-alarm to stop floor voting, then sure. I would completely understand Republicans joining them to expel this moron. But, they didn’t.

Trafficant – whose crimes practically mirrored Santos’ – wasn’t expelled until AFTER he was convicted. Menendez is going to be on his second federal trail as a SITTING Us Senator.

IIRC, Trafficant remained a sitting House member for MONTHS after his CONVICTION.

    Milhouse in reply to TargaGTS. | December 2, 2023 at 10:33 am

    that imbecile from a few weeks ago who was caught on tape breaking the law by pulling a fire-alarm to stop floor voting,

    For at least the twentieth time, that is a FUCKING LIE. Please stop telling it. He did not stop any vote, and there is absolutely not a shred of reason to suppose he meant to. It’s just a stupid lie that some right-wing hack invented, and people keep repeating. There is no way that he could have thought pulling that alarm would stop the vote, for the same reason that it didn’t stop it. That the vote continued unimpeded was not some unexpected fluke, it was the completely normal and expected thing.

    Milhouse in reply to TargaGTS. | December 2, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Traficant denied the charges and had a plausible defense. The House waited until he was convicted. Santos has no plausible defense; the ethics committee found the case against him was clear, so there’s no reason to wait.

    Menendez might still be acquitted. He was acquitted last time, presumably because the jury didn’t buy the allegations against him. Who’s to say that won’t happen again?

“…for allegedly scamming political donors, lying to the Federal Election Commission and illegally receiving unemployment-insurance benefits.”

If only he had fraudulently pulled a fire alarm to intentionally disrupt an official congressional vote, the house ethics commitee would not only decline to investigate, he would even retain his commitee assignments.

Sux to be you.

    Paddy M in reply to LB1901. | December 1, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Yep. The GOP couldn’t muster the balls to vote to expel Bowman who is on video committing a crime as a Congressman to delay a vote. Good job as usual, GOP.

    Milhouse in reply to LB1901. | December 2, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Liar. You have absolutely no basis whatsoever for claiming that Bowman intended to disrupt the vote. It’s a stupid lie that stupid people keep repeating. The vote wasn’t disrupted, so your claim is that Bowman was so stupid that he thought it would be?! How can you possible know that, or even suspect it?

Santos handled all this quite poorly. Rather than defiantly refusing to resign, he should have announced that he was switching to the Democrat Party.

Be like Democrats and send him back.

I’m not really crazy about the idea of members of congress deciding to expel a member who hasn’t been convicted of a crime. If the voters of his district have a problem with him, they can take care of it at the next election.

    Milhouse in reply to Sanddog. | December 2, 2023 at 10:42 am

    The lack of a conviction is irrelevant; the standard for criminal conviction is beyond reasonable doubt, but that is not the standard for whether someone should be expelled. For that purpose the Ethics Committee is the proper investigator, and the House is the judge.

    If the voters really want him they can reelect him now, and then he can’t be expelled again. At least not unless the House rejects a view that it has firmly taken for over a century.

And once again, Republicans, sensing that a victory may be near, swiftly and surely shoot themselves in the face.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Azathoth. | December 1, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    There is a photoshopped picture of a pistol with the barrel pointing at the trigger puller. That is apt for the Republicans.

So, for those keeping score, the House GOP has successfully given the boot to Kevin McCarthy and George Santos. I guess Joe Biden will have to become a Republican before the House GOP comes after him.

They are sickening losers who obviously just don’t give a damn. It’s as if GOP congressmen exist for the sole purpose of demoralizing GOP voters.

    ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to Jingo. | December 1, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Tossing McCarthy from the Speakership was the right move.

    There is no comparison between that, taking McCarthy out of leadership because he was colluding more with the dems than serving the GOP majority, and this insane vote to expel Santos from the House.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Jingo. | December 1, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    In short, they are all, at bottom, Romneys.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | December 1, 2023 at 12:38 pm

What a bogus move by the House. This is really ridiculous. I have not seen any actual evidence that he did anything out of the ordinary or committed any actual crimes. The allegations all sound specious and there was no evidence offered with them – just allegations.

I like Santos and think that he’s been a better House member than most Republicans there and certainly better than every single Democrat scumbag in the House.

they are called the stupid party for a reason ….

At least Santos didn’t marry his brother

    henrybowman in reply to tlcomm2. | December 2, 2023 at 3:05 am

    He’s a Republican, silly. He would only have married his sister.

      Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | December 2, 2023 at 10:45 am

      He’s a gay republican. But in any case, since Omar’s marriage to her brother only existed on paper, there’s no reason even a straight male Republican couldn’t marry his brother for the same reason.

Fetterman (D-PA) Calls For Fellow Democrat Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to be Expelled From the Senate: He’s Even More ‘Sinister’ Than Santos

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | December 1, 2023 at 1:32 pm

There are, at least, 200 House democrats who have done worse than Santos and deserve to be expelled. The difference is that these dems committed truly serious crimes and actually earned expulsion, followed up by criminal trials. All of the dem critters who supported the BLM/Antifa insurrectionists. All of the dems who have helped orchestrate the illegal invasion of our country. All of the dems who illegally made money in office having their family members trade on their insider information.

Most of the dems in Congress have abused their campaign donations far worse than Santos ever did. Is Santos’ whole family getting paid with campaign funds for doing busy work and fake jobs? Did Santos friends and family benefit from federal money having been directed by Santos specifically towards them in government contracts??

How stupid were the Republicans in his district to put him on the ballot in the first place. This was the best Republican they could find in their whole district to run for Congress? You’re supposed to vet your candidates.

    gonzotx in reply to JR. | December 1, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    He was the first Republican to win that seat in 50 years

    Can’t have success

    henrybowman in reply to JR. | December 2, 2023 at 3:15 am

    In a lot of races that aren’t heavily contested, people just show up and run under a party’s label. The party didn’t “choose” them, they chose themselves. As long as they’re registered in that party with the elections officials, it’s their right. If the party doesn’t like them, the best they can do is issue statements disavowing them, which nobody but the professional choir ever reads. This may not be true in all states, but it’s true in several of the ones where I’ve lived, including this one (AZ).

    Milhouse in reply to JR. | December 2, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Who’s supposed to vet candidates? It’s not as if the party chose him. It’s a primary, and only one person signed up, so he automatically won. Like that nazi in Illinois, who got the GOP nomination for some completely unwinnable seat because no actual Republican bothered filing for it.

I still don’t believe this Elton John wannabe is a Republican.

2smartforlibs | December 1, 2023 at 1:43 pm

I don’t care what kind of low-life this joker is the RINO GOP once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory after that debate last night.

E Howard Hunt | December 1, 2023 at 2:11 pm

A typical homosexualist

Good thing he’s a republican or he never would have been punished

Yet there are Democrats supporting Hamas

I now understand why all of the Always Trump supporters here on LI are defending Santos.

Santos was president of United for Trump, a small New York state-based group supporting the reelection of Donald Trump. In July 2019, the group staged a counterprotest to an anti-Trump rally in Buffalo, New York, that led to shouted comments between the groups and a fistfight between two men. Santos attempted to set up a limited liability corporation and asked group members to raise $20,000 for a planned August rally in Buffalo with “credible speakers”, an accountant, and a lawyer on retainer. Other members questioned the necessity to raise the amount requested; the event did not take place, and only $645 was raised. It is unknown what happened to the money.

Santos ran as a Republican for the United States House of Representatives in New York’s 3rd congressional district, against Democratic incumbent Thomas Suozzi, launching his campaign in November 2019. Normally, the Nassau County Republican Committee, known for the tight control that its leadership exercises over often competitive races for its nominations, would have discouraged an unknown candidate with such minimal experience. But the pandemic depressed interest in the race, and Suozzi was expected to win handily in any event. No other candidates put their names forward, leaving Santos as the nominee that year. Queens Republicans, still angry over his abortive challenge to them the year before, were unsupportive. Santos raised funds, spoke to donor groups, and attended a phone-banking session at Mar-a-Lago with Donald Trump’s children; his efforts impressed party officials. He bought entire tables at New York Young Republican events. Other candidates making the same rounds noticed that Santos repeatedly exaggerated his fundraising totals, with a wide contrast between what he said and what he reported in his campaign finance disclosure forms.

Suozzi later recalled that he had no doubt he would defeat Santos, an unknown who was not well-funded and who at the time was registered to vote in an area of Queens then outside the district. When reporters pressed him about living outside the district, Santos claimed an address that turned out to be his campaign treasurer’s. Suozzi recalled that during their few joint campaign appearances, Santos “came across as a phony and that because Santos was so little-known in the district, the Suozzi campaign decided not to pay for opposition research, deciding that it would be counterproductive to increase his name recognition by drawing attention to him, even negatively. Suozzi won, as expected, 55.9 percent to 43.4 percent, a margin of about 46,000 votes. Despite the loss, local Republicans were pleasantly surprised by Santos’s performance.

Santos refused to accept his 2020 defeat, and, like Trump, falsely claimed that the vote totals had been manipulated. He began raising money and hiring additional staff for a recount, insisting that half the Democratic ballots should have been discarded, and refused to leave the orientation session for new members of Congress even after his opponent’s victory was certified.

Santos spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally the day before the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, telling the crowd that the election he lost by 13 points
I now understand why so many Trump supporters here are defending Santos
On January 6, he attended Trump’s Save America rally at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. He later said that Trump “was energized”, gave “a great speech”, and was “at his full awesomeness” that day. After the speech, a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol, disrupting the counting of the electoral votes that formalized Trump’s loss in the 2020 United States presidential election. Santos later said he was “never on Capitol grounds” on January 6, called it a “sad and dark day”, and acknowledged that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Santos is an avowed homosexual.

    wendybar in reply to JR. | December 2, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Fool. He hasn’t been convicted. WHY is Bob Menendez still there?? Why is Adam Schiff?? Why is Ilhan Omar??? Why is Joe Biden. All of these people have done the same things as George Santos and worse. You Never Trumpers deserve the Republican party of do nothings.

Why are Trump and all of his supporters always supporting homosexuals? Why? Why does Trump hold a celebration of gay marriage and host a party of hundreds of homosexuals celebrating homosexual marriage at his resort in Mar-a-Lago? Isn’t he concerned about the spread of AIDS at his resort? Why does Trump, when he is married to such a smart and beautiful person like Malania, decide to spend his time humping a porn star like StormyDaniels, who is probably infected with every known form of STDs? Why? What the hell is wrong with this idiot?

    Paddy M in reply to JR. | December 1, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    😄😄😄 The gays made Trump do it! You’re unhinged, JR.

    wendybar in reply to JR. | December 2, 2023 at 5:27 am

    Why are you so foolish?? You like Joe Bidens America?? Trump did more to bring people into the Republican party than anybody else, and the Republicans want us out. You will rue the day.

    venril in reply to JR. | December 2, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    “… What the hell is wrong with this idiot?”

    I wondered the same thing of you after reading your diatribe. Weird.

Charlie Rangel wasn’t expelled for only GOD knows how many insane corruption scandals.

Swalwell wasn’t expelled for screwing a Chinese spy.

Feinstein wasn’t expelled for having a Chinese spy as her driver for 20 years.

Schiff wasn’t expelled for provably lying over and over about classified materials.

Menendez wasn’t expelled for what is about to be his SECOND criminal trial as a Senator.

Bowman wasn’t expelled despite pleading guilty.

But sure guys. Lets rush to expel somebody who hasn’t even been convicted yet.

Republicans are truly the Stupid Party.

Would you take your family, with your wife and kids, to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort knowing that there were over 300 gays in your bedroom celebrating gay marriage before you booked your stay? No way, Jose.

Credible biographies report that Melania wouldn’t even sleep in the same bed as Trump after the revelation that Trump was having sex with porn star Stormy Damsels. She had her own bedroom in the White House. Good for her. She deserves a lot better.

OK. So you and your family are planning a vacation to Florida. Would you take them to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort knowing there were over 300 gay couples celebrating gay marriages at Trump’s invitation there right before you and you family checked into the room. Would you do it?

JR is melting gloriously

““People that try to anger the base, they’re stupid,” he said of the Republicans who voted to slim the House Majority by expelling a sitting Republican with one of the strongest conservative voting records of any freshman legislator.”

So when are dems are going to vote to expel menendez from senate??

Waiting…. tik tok