George Santos’ Expulsion

Mira Trappe ’26 in News | December 8, 2023

After facing 23 federal charges, Republican Representative for New York’s third Congressional district George Santos was expelled from Congress on December 1 after a bipartisan vote. Santos, the focus of many public scandals throughout his short-lived political career, is currently facing charges of money laundering, fraud, identity theft, and falsifying records among others. His expulsion marks the sixth removal of a Congressperson from Congress and the third removal since the Civil War. Over the past year, there have been two other attempts within Congress to oust Santos, though they were unsuccessful. At the end of November, the House Ethics Committee filed a 56 page report finding significant evidence to prove that Santos committed several federal crimes, convincing the majority of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of his expulsion. Santos’ trial will take place in September of 2024.