Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) has been expelled from Congress following a 311-114 vote by the House.
The decision came as the House Ethics Committee released a report accusing Santos of a “complex web of unlawful activity involving [his] campaign, personal, and business finances.”
Santos already faced a multitude of federal charges in two criminal indictments related to campaign fraud, money laundering, lying to the FEC, and theft of public funds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House expels Republican Rep. #GeorgeSantos of New York in a bipartisan vote after critical ethics report on his conduct.
Only 6th member of Congress in history to be voted out
— Susan Li (@SusanLiTV) December 1, 2023
Santos had previously been criticized for embellishing parts of his resume and previous experiences while on the campaign trail.
Santos becomes the first Republican and only the sixth congressman in American history to be removed from the House following this vote.