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Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: steve...
Date: December 01, 2023 10:10AM
It's about time. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

The House voted to expel disgraced GOP Rep. George Santos over ethics violations, making him only the sixth lawmaker ever kicked out of the chamber. The resolution passed with a tally of 311-114, with 105 Republicans voting in favor.

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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 01, 2023 10:14AM
Wow, call me surprised.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 01, 2023 10:17AM
make you wonder why Menendez (D-NJ) is still there
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 01, 2023 10:43AM
A full breakdown of the vote by name, state, and party

[clerk.house.gov]



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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: RgrF
Date: December 01, 2023 11:02AM
What possible excuse could two Dems, from the South, have for voting to keep him in Congress?
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 01, 2023 11:28AM
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RgrF
What possible excuse could two Dems, from the South, have for voting to keep him in Congress?

Because your enemy wants him gone. An enemy is an enemy.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 01, 2023 11:43AM
Looks like Kevin McCarthy didn't vote, guess he's still paying off the installment plan for Santos's vote in January.

AOC also didn't vote.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: Acer
Date: December 01, 2023 11:44AM
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Steve G.
make you wonder why Menendez (D-NJ) is still there

Box to prove Congress has standards has been checked. Back to business as usual for another couple decades.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 01, 2023 11:46AM
"You don't have Kitara Ravache to kick around any more!"
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: hal
Date: December 01, 2023 02:11PM
https://santos.house.gov is already down (now hilariously leading to a 'Vacancies of the 118th Congress' web page) and the phones are going to generic voicemail acc to twitter
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: bfd
Date: December 01, 2023 03:34PM
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Acer
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Steve G.
make you wonder why Menendez (D-NJ) is still there

Box to prove Congress has standards has been checked. Back to business as usual for another couple decades.

Maybe. Most likely is that Santos had nothing to offer any of them.

He wasn't ever going to pass the "What can you do for me today?" test. That's the mind of the politician.

Bob Menendez has plenty of gold bars stashed away. Probably in places no one will ever find them, either. And that's why he's still around and Santos is not.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 01, 2023 03:35PM
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hal
https://santos.house.gov is already down (now hilariously leading to a 'Vacancies of the 118th Congress' web page) and the phones are going to generic voicemail acc to twitter

They already changed the locks on his former office.

[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: hal
Date: December 01, 2023 03:46PM
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GGD
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hal
https://santos.house.gov is already down (now hilariously leading to a 'Vacancies of the 118th Congress' web page) and the phones are going to generic voicemail acc to twitter

They already changed the locks on his former office.

[www.youtube.com]

that's awesome!
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 01, 2023 04:23PM
I haven't been watching SNL all that faithfully, but I will have to tune in to see whatever it is Bowen Yang is sure to be doing that night.



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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: Ted King
Date: December 01, 2023 04:40PM
I heard a report today that there were some fellow Republican reps at an early stage that wanted to show support for him by contributing $2000 each - and then they found out later he had charged their credit cards $5000. Lie with dogs with blood sucking ticks, you're going to get some blood sucked by ticks.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2023 04:41PM by Ted King.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 01, 2023 05:17PM
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Ted King
I heard a report today that there were some fellow Republican reps at an early stage that wanted to show support for him by contributing $2000 each - and then they found out later he had charged their credit cards $5000. Lie with dogs with blood sucking ticks, you're going to get some blood sucked by ticks.

Scientists should study his brain once he's gone.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: steve...
Date: December 01, 2023 05:32PM
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Ted King
I heard a report today that there were some fellow Republican reps at an early stage that wanted to show support for him by contributing $2000 each - and then they found out later he had charged their credit cards $5000. Lie with dogs with blood sucking ticks, you're going to get some blood sucked by ticks.

Another Republican representative and his mother!

Huffpost

George Santos Accused Of Stealing House Member’s Personal Credit Card Info

Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) accused his now-former GOP colleague George Santos of stealing his and his mother’s personal credit card information to make illegal contributions to his campaign — the latest shocking allegation leveled against the indicted ex-New York House member who was expelled from Congress Friday.

“Late yesterday on the floor, I alluded to a personal impact of Rep. Santos’ conduct,” Miller wrote in a letter to colleagues Friday morning. “Earlier this year, I learned that the Santos campaign had charged my personal credit card — and the personal credit card of my mother — for contribution amounts that exceeded FEC limits. Neither my mother nor I approved these charges nor were aware of them. We have spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees in the resulting follow-up.”






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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: hal
Date: December 01, 2023 05:36PM
a great tweet in offering the NYT's gift article

George Santos — who invented ties to the Holocaust, Sept. 11 and the Pulse shooting — finally got a genuine place in history:

our story from today on the hill:
[www.nytimes.com]
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 01, 2023 05:41PM
Ding-dong, the bitch is dead
Which old bitch, the Santos bitch
Ding-dong, the bitch is dead
The Santos bitch is dead!




It is what it is.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 01, 2023 07:15PM
Local Newspaper Exposed George Santos While the National Media Napped



!#$@@$#!

What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?

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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 02, 2023 01:39AM
I'll say this for the Repubs, as soon as they realized what a crook he was, they sprang into action and excised the problem.

One didn't have to tell them twice.

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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: bfd
Date: December 02, 2023 02:05PM
And they fawn over the orange one who makes Santos look like Mother Teresa.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: gabester
Date: December 03, 2023 08:30AM
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RAMd®d
...the Repubs, as soon as they realized what a crook he was, they sprang into action and excised the problem.

I think you're being sarcastic, but clearly took for some of them being directly robbed - direct proof! - by this crook to oust him.

And, you know, the appearance of some kind of due process with the completion of the House Ethics Committee review.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/2023 08:30AM by gabester.
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Re: Santos Expelled from Congress
Posted by: Ted King
Date: December 03, 2023 11:19AM
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gabester
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RAMd®d
...the Repubs, as soon as they realized what a crook he was, they sprang into action and excised the problem.

I think you're being sarcastic, but clearly took for some of them being directly robbed - direct proof! - by this crook to oust him.

And, you know, the appearance of some kind of due process with the completion of the House Ethics Committee review.

I think they knew very well what a con artist Santos was fairly early on, but they needed his vote so... they kicked the can down the road. Now with Johnson as Speaker and not needing his vote as much and his stink was beginning to stick to them, they decided to crunch the can and kick it to the curb. Of course, him stealing from some of them made it so they were primed to do it when politically expedient.



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