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GOP House Rep George Santos Expelled From Congress

GOP House Rep George Santos has officially been expelled from Congress on the heels of a bombshell ethics report. The 35-year-old freshman Rep is accused of wide-ranging finance crimes related to misappropriating campaign funds. This is the first time in 21 years that someone has been expelled from Congress. James Traficant of Ohio was expelled in 2002 after he was convicted of similar crimes that Santos is being accused of. The key difference here is that Santos has not yet been convicted. There are only accusations. A two-thirds majority vote in the House is required to expel members. Santos was voted out with 311 yea votes, 114 nea, with 105 of the yea votes coming from fellow Republicans.

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