Republican Representative Joins Call to Expel George Santos from Congress

Another Republican member of Congress has called for Rep. George Santos of New York to be expelled from the House of Representatives following his indictment by federal prosecutors on Wednesday.

Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas said that Santos, who was charged with 13 felony counts related to his 2022 Congressional campaign, must be expelled from the chamber. “The people of New York’s 3rd district deserve a voice in Congress. George Santos should be immediately expelled from Congress and a special election initiated at the soonest possible date,” Gonzales wrote on Twitter. 

Gonzales joins three Republican colleagues from Santos’s home state – Reps. Marc Molinaro, Anthony D’Esposito and Nick LaLota – who have said they would support a measure to expel Santos from the chamber. Under House rules, a measure to expel Santos could receive a floor vote with the support of just one member, though it would require the support of two-thirds of all members to pass.

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