Freshman U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has been under fire since he entered office, in part due to his own missteps and controversies and in part because almost any Republicans is a target for leftist attacks on Capitol Hill these days.
After two prior efforts to oust him from the chamber, some Republicans joined Democrats on Friday to expel him from Congress.
According to The Hill:
He is just the sixth lawmaker booted from the chamber in its history.
The House Ethics report said there was clear evidence Santos committed serious crimes and said he “blatantly stole from his campaign” and “deceived donors into providing what they thought were contributions to his campaign but were in fact payments for his personal benefit.”
Santos faces 23 federal counts related to campaign finance, wire fraud and other allegations, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
Unsurprisingly, social media commentary on the news was divided. Some believe he deserved to be kicked out of office while others say he seems to have been singled out among lawmakers — including some who are also facing serious criminal charges…