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George Santos refers to House expulsion efforts as 'bullying'

Santos said during his speech that he has no plans to resign.

Published: November 30, 2023 12:16pm

GOP Rep. George Santos said Thursday that the House's latest attempt to expel him is nothing more than bullying. 

He once again emphasized during his speech that he had no plans to resign. 

"If I leave, they win," he said during the press conference outside outside of the Capitol building, stating that he would not give in to the "bullies."

The House is expected to vote this week on whether to expel Santos over ethics violations.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said Wednesday that House members should vote their conscience, emphasizing that the House GOP leadership team is not advising GOP lawmakers to vote one way or the other.

Some GOP members think Santos should be expelled after the House Ethics Committee investigation concluded that he misused campaign funds for personal expenses and "engaged in fraudulent conduct in connection with "RedStone Strategies LLC."

Santos, who has disputed the committee finding, was indicted in October in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

During the press conference, Santos also went after the House for not going after New York Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman for pulling the fire alarm and disrupting proceedings earlier this year. 

"He took a plea deal for pulling a fire alarm," the first-term New York lawmaker said. "A fire alarm which obstructed and delayed an official hearing and proceeding on the House floor."

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