Commonwealth Policy Center

Congressman George Santos of New York has officially been expelled from Congress. Over two-thirds of the House voted to oust him, including half of Republicans, after an ethics report found that he allegedly committed crimes and numerous other unethical actions. Santos said these allegations were littered with hyperbole and that he was being bullied. Some Republicans said the ouster was premature since Santos hasn’t officially been charged with a crime. Yet, we do know that he lied about his biography and greatly misled voters. He also used campaign funds for own financial gain and violated other ethical guidelines. And for that, we must commend Republicans for holding one of their own accountable for this outrageous conduct.