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Friday, December 1, 2023

George Santos has 68 fewer charges than Trump as he gets expelled

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that George Santos has 68 fewer charges than Trump as he gets expelled.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said on social media following the vote that she is prepared to "undertake the solemn responsibility of filling the vacancy" arising from Santos' removal, adding, "the people of Long Island deserve nothing less." Under state law, she has up to 10 days to call a special election for the seat, and it must be set for within 70 to 80 days from the governor's order.

Dozens of Santos' colleagues were apparently swayed by a damning report from the House Ethics Committee released two weeks ago that found there was "substantial evidence" that Santos repeatedly broke the law. Santos brazenly embellished his biography to win his seat in Congress last year and now faces nearly two dozen federal charges related to alleged fraud and illegal use of campaign funds.

GOP Rep. George Santos of New York was expelled from the House in a bipartisan vote Friday, with dozens of his Republican colleagues joining Democrats in ousting him from Congress. 

Santos has been the center of overlapping scandals since he won election last year, and he faces a slew of federal charges related to alleged fraud and campaign finance violations. The explosive allegations were detailed in a pair of federal indictments handed down earlier this year, and the House Ethics Committee issued its own scathing report earlier this month.

Santos refused repeated calls for his resignation and survived two prior attempts to remove him from office. The first attempt was led by Democrats in May after he was originally indicted by the Justice Department. Republicans renewed the expulsion effort in October following a superseding indictment. But Friday's vote of 311 to 114 made clear that his support among many of his Republican colleagues had eroded. 

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