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    “US House Expels George Santos Amid Scandal and Fabrication Allegations”


    "US House Votes to Expel George Santos, Embroiled in Scandal and Fabrications"

    In a rare and consequential move, the US House of Representatives voted decisively to expel George Santos, a New York Republican embroiled in a web of scandal and fabrications, following a series of egregious allegations that tainted his tenure in Congress.

    Santos, a controversial figure whose arrival in the House in 2022 initially bolstered the Republican majority, quickly became the focus of controversy as revelations surfaced exposing a trail of deceit that spanned his personal and professional life. The House concluded its deliberations on Friday, making Santos only the third individual to face expulsion from Congress since the Civil War.

    The New York Republican, aged 35, faces federal charges encompassing campaign donor theft, credit card fraud, money laundering, and identity theft. A congressional ethics investigation unearthed a pattern of misconduct, pointing to Santos’s attempt to exploit his House candidacy fraudulently.

    During a contentious debate preceding the expulsion vote, several members, including Ohio’s Max Miller and fellow New York Republican Marc Molinaro, delivered scathing condemnations, branding Santos a “crook” and accusing him of constructing a false persona.

    Allegations against Santos include the misappropriation of donor funds for personal indulgences, such as Botox treatments, expenditures on the OnlyFans adult content platform, luxury purchases, and extravagant vacations to renowned destinations.

    Despite Santos’s denial of the criminal charges, a substantial majority of House members, including over 100 Republicans, supported the expulsion, influenced by the compelling ethics report and allegations of a fraudulent candidacy.

    Apart from the criminal accusations, Santos gained notoriety for a series of bizarre falsehoods, from falsified work credentials at Goldman Sachs to fabrications about his religious affiliation and sporting achievements.

    While Santos decried the ethics committee’s investigation as a “smear campaign,” he refrained from addressing the specifics of the accusations publicly.

    The expulsion of Santos marks a rare event in the history of Congress, with only five previous expulsions since its inception. The implications of this expulsion are significant for the Republican Party, holding a slim majority in the House, as it faces potential challenges in special elections to regain the vacated seat.

    Sources By Agencies

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