The House of Representatives has, for all intents and purposes, been shut down for the last three weeks.
The first order of business when it reopened… file a resolution to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from office.
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (R-N.Y.).
He Has to Go
New York Republican Reps. Brandon Williams, Nick LaLota, and Marc Molinaro co-sponsored the resolution to have Santos removed from office.
Santos grossly misled voters in the 2022 election to win his seat, which was exposed almost immediately after he won the election.
It was almost as though the media sat on the information purposely to create chaos just in case Republicans took back the House.
Now, it is all but a given that a Democrat will win that seat back at a time when the GOP has very few seats to spare if it would like to keep the majority.
This would seem like a strategic move on the part of New York Republicans to have someone else placed in that seat before the general election. In New York, the seat must be vacated before July of an election year to qualify for a special election.
Santos, meanwhile, remains as defiant as ever.
He responded, "Three points of clarification: 1. I have not cleared out my office. 2. I’m not resigning. 3. I’m entitled to due process and not a predetermined outcome as some are seeking. God bless!"
Santos is facing 13 charges of money laundering, theft of public funds, and lying to Congress. The man is a grifter and the fact that he completely misrepresented himself on his resume during the election should have had McCarthy move to remove him almost immediately.
McCarthy, however, has no backbone, so this has been allowed to drag on forever.