Rep. George Santos expelled from Congress

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.

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.