Politicians have to be careful who they trust in Washington, D.C. You never know who is a swamp monster in disguise.
And Speaker Johnson moved to expel this former ally.
The fate of Rep. George Santos hangs in the balance as House Speaker Mike Johnson revealed that he has been in contact with the embattled congressman to discuss his options ahead of a potential expulsion vote.
Santos could become the first member of Congress expelled in over two decades, a move that would require a two-thirds majority vote in the House.
Johnson, speaking to reporters during a trip to Sarasota, Florida, said that he had spoken to Santos “at some length” over the Thanksgiving holiday and discussed his options.
The Speaker’s comments come as pressure mounts on Santos to resign following a scathing House Ethics Committee report that found evidence of him violating House rules and criminal laws.
Santos has denied any wrongdoing and has repeatedly said that he will not resign. However, he has admitted that he would likely be expelled if another expulsion resolution goes to the floor for a vote.
“I’ve done the math over and over, and it doesn’t look really good,” Santos reportedly said during an hours-long X Spaces conversation on Friday night.
The growing support for Santos’ expulsion is a sign that the House is no longer willing to tolerate his behavior.
Santos has repeatedly lied about his background and has been accused of engaging in fraudulent activities.
The House Ethics Committee report also found that Santos had failed to disclose his financial holdings, including a large number of debts.
Santos’ actions have brought shame to the House of Representatives and have eroded public trust in the institution.
It is time for him to step down and allow the people of New York to be represented by someone who is honest and ethical.
The House should not hesitate to expel Santos. He has forfeited his right to serve in Congress and should be held accountable for his actions.
Santos’ expulsion would send a strong message that the House will not tolerate unethical behavior from its members. It would also restore some of the damage that Santos has done to the institution.
The American people deserve better than George Santos. The House should act swiftly to remove him from office.
The time has come for George Santos to be expelled from the House of Representatives. His actions have disgraced the institution and he is no longer fit to serve.
Speaker Johnson and other House leaders should act immediately to begin the expulsion process.
Santos should be held accountable for his actions and should not be allowed to remain in office.
The American people deserve better from their leaders, and we are looking to our elected officials like Speaker Johnson to ensure that the political leaders are held to a high standard.
Stay tuned to Prudent Politics for updates on this developing story.