In a surprise, nearly half of the Republican Caucus in the House of Representatives joined with Democrats to expel George Santos of New York, only the 6th case in American history, and without a conviction in a criminal case as of yet.
No defense of Santos, who was a disgrace from Day One, but one wonders if this opens up the idea of future expulsions without legal convictions as a factor.
In any case, it makes the Republican majority in the House of Representatives one less than before, and with a strong likelihood of the Democrats picking up what had been a Democratic seat before the midterm Congressional elections of 2022!
Republican Congressman George Santos is in danger of being expelled from his New York House seat.
This would be a very rare result, as only 20 members of Congress in all of American history, 15 in the Senate and 5 in the House of Representatives, have been voted out by two thirds of their colleagues.
All but three were expelled due to their support of the Confederacy in the Civil War.
A few who have been threatened with explusion have resigned instead.
The proper thing would be for Santos to resign, but it looks as if he is not about to do so, despite having brought disgrace on the House of Representatives.
We shall see very soon whether Santos joins a very short list of expelled members!
The Republican Party is the party of Speaker of the House Mike Johnson of Louisiana.
It is the party of New York Congressman George Santos.
It is the party of Oklahoma Senator Markwayne Mullin.
It is the party of Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville.
It is the party of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
It is the party of Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert.
It is the party of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz.
It is the party of Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan.
Does anything more need to be said?
And this is just the tip of the iceberg on the disaster that the Republican Party has become!