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Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced on Thursday he won’t seek reelection following the release of a highly damning House Ethics Committee finding involving potential criminal behavior.
According to Fox News, the chairman of the committee said he planned to move to expel Santos, accusing him of having “used campaign funds for personal purposes” and “engaged in fraudulent conduct,” among other allegations.
“Chairman Guest feels that the evidence uncovered in the Committee’s investigation is more than sufficient to warrant punishment and that the most appropriate punishment is expulsion,” Republican Mississippi Rep. Michael Guest’s personal office told Fox News on Thursday.
“So, separate from the committee process and his role as chairman, he plans to file an expulsion resolution during tomorrow’s 9:00 a.m. pro forma session.”
The outlet noted further:
Guest filing the resolution on Friday tees up an expected vote on whether to boot Santos from the House sometime after lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving break on Nov. 28.
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