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Democrats introduce a resolution to expel Santos from Congress

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and other Republicans gather in the House Chamber before President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday. Associated Press/Photo by Patrick Semansky

Democrats introduce a resolution to expel Santos from Congress

Democrats in the House of Representatives filed a one-page resolution on Thursday to remove Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., from Congress. Santos represents New York’s 3rd Congressional District, and was only sworn in last month. Both Republicans and Democrats have been demanding his resignation since he admitted lying about details of his education and career during his campaign.

What’s next? The House would require a two-thirds majority to successfully expel Santos. For now, the resolution is being referred to the House Ethics Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirmed on Tuesday that the committee is carrying out its own investigations into allegations against the congressman. 

Dig deeper: In Samuel D. James’ column in WORLD Opinions, read about Santos’ moment of truth.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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