Rep. George Santos Faces Possible Expulsion From Congress
Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) faces another possible expulsion from Congress following a slew of lies and allegations that have put his future in jeopardy. After escaping two previous attempts to oust him, a third expulsion vote was held on November 1. This comes as he faces criminal charges related to campaign finances, and a recently released House ethics report revealing more of his misconduct.
Santos’ Outlandish Claims
During his campaign, Santos made numerous false claims about his background, such as lying about his college education, work history, and identity. He also faced scrutiny for maintaining an anti-LGBTQ stance while having a history of being involved in drag queen performances. Furthermore, reports surfaced regarding his involvement in a charity scam and misuse of campaign donations. His wild claims even extended to suggesting that his niece was kidnapped by Chinese communists, which law enforcement officials deemed unfounded.
Charges and House Ethics Report
Santos’ misuse of campaign finances resulted in 23 charges of fraud, money laundering, identity theft and making false statements. Additionally, he allegedly spent money on personal expenses, such as Botox, Sephora, spa treatments, an OnlyFans subscription, and luxury accessories using campaign funds. The House ethics report exposed these unethical actions, prompting further scrutiny of his behavior.