Republican Rep. George Santos, D-N.Y., narrowly escaped expulsion from the Home of Representatives on Wednesday night after a bunch of fellow New York Republicans led an effort to question him.
The ultimate vote fell by 179 votes to 213 in opposition to the expulsion of Santos, whereas 19 “current” deputies voted. Expelling a council member, which is traditionally uncommon, requires a two-thirds vote of all members current.
Santos spoke in his personal protection earlier on the Home ground, accusing the Republicans who moved in opposition to him of taking part in the position of “decide, jury and executioner.”
“The efforts by different members of this physique to function jury and executioner are unreasonable and reckless to our republican system of presidency and to the integrity of this physique,” Santos stated.
“I stand in the present day to proceed to show my innocence of those allegations and prices in opposition to me. I want to say that I perceive my colleagues’ standpoint, however I don’t. One can not say that they’re supportive.” Structure and on the identical time act as decide, jury and executioner. The place is the consistency?
Santos was the one member of Congress to talk in his protection in the course of the debate main as much as the decision.