November 17, 2023

House Ethics Committee Moves to Expel George Santos

The leader of the House Ethics Committee plans to move forward with expelling Rep. George Santos (R-NY) after the release of a report by the group.

The report found Santos likely broke federal laws during his campaign, including the use of campaign funds on an OnlyFans account.

"Chairman Guest feels that the evidence uncovered in the Committee’s investigation is more than sufficient to warrant punishment, and that the most appropriate punishment is expulsion," Republican Mississippi Rep. Michael Guest's personal office told Fox News Digital on Thursday.

"So, separate from the Committee process and his role as Chairman, he plans to file an expulsion resolution during tomorrow’s 9:00 am pro forma session," the statement added.

Other details in the report found Santos guilty of fake loans during his campaign.

"Santos claimed to have loaned his campaign roughly $800,000 during both the 2020 and 2022 election cycles, filings with the FEC indicated," the New York Post reported.

"However, the House Ethics Committee’s investigative subcommittee concluded that 'most of the reported personal loans were not actually made or properly disclosed to the FEC.' The panel found that there was no evidence that five out of six loans reported during Santos’ 2020 campaign were ever made," it continued.

The concerns add to previous problems Santos has admitted related to fabricating many details on his political resume ahead of his election in 2022.

Santos separately reported on Thursday that he does not intend to run for reelection in 2024.

The new ethics report may cause him problems earlier, however, if it moves forward with seeking to remove Santos from the House before next year's election.

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