House votes to expel indicted Rep. George Santos from Congress

January 17, 2024

Santos had already put his winter jacket on, left the chamber and sped through the speaker’s lobby before the vote total was announced. “The chair announces to the House that, in light of the expulsion of the gentleman from New York, Mr. Santos, the whole number of the House is now 434,” Johnson said. “I have no ill will toward members who voted not to expel Mr. Santos. “Santos allegedly directed Person #1 to falsely tell donors that, among other things, their money would be used to help elect Santos to the House, including by purchasing television advertisements,” prosecutors said in their indictment in May. Santos’ expulsion means a special election will be held for the competitive Long Island-based seat.