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Lying Rep. George Santos faces third effort to expel him from Congress after scathing report

Rep. George Santos will face a third effort to remove him from Congress when House lawmakers return from their Thanksgiving recess, following a scathing ethics report that was referred to federal prosecutors who have already indicted the lying Long Island Republican.

House Ethics Committee Chairman Michael Guest (R-Miss.) introduced a privileged resolution on Friday to expel the 35-year-old GOP lawmaker after his panel revealed new details about his abuse of campaign funds.

The report shows Santos not only lied about much of his 2022 federal campaign filings but also used funds to pay for personal pleasures, including X-rated Only Fans subscriptions.

He previously pleaded not guilty to 23 federal charges of laundering campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and charging the credit cards of donors without permission, among other campaign finance violations.

“The evidence uncovered … is more than sufficient to warrant punishment and the most appropriate punishment is expulsion,” Guest said in a statement.

The House, which Republicans control by a narrow 221-213 majority, is expected to address the expulsion effort when it returns from a two-week recess.

The motion would require a two-thirds vote.

Both Democrats and Republicans have introduced previous expulsion resolutions against the freshman rep — but neither cleared a vote on the House floor.

House GOP lawmakers voted to refer a Democrat-led resolution to the Ethics Committee in May.

Earlier this month, another expulsion push led by New York Republicans also failed to pass, with several members expressing a desire for the ethics inquiry to conclude first.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) in a statement released after the ethics report called its findings “troubling” and urged GOP members to “consider the best interests of the institution” in the upcoming vote.

Other GOP lawmakers who voted down previous expulsions have already indicated they would not let Santos off a third time.

“After today’s release of the report from the Ethics Committee, it is clear that George Santos is unfit to serve and should be removed from office,” Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.) said on X. “George has betrayed the trust of his constituents who deserve honesty and transparency from their elected official.”

Other GOP lawmakers who voted down previous expulsions have already indicated they would not let Santos off a third time.

Two Santos associates — his former campaign treasurer, Nancy Marks, and ex-fundraiser Samuel Miele — have already pleaded guilty to falsifying campaign finance records and defrauding donors.

The truth-challenged pol will head to trial Sept. 9, 2024, and announced on Thursday that he would not seek re-election.

“I will not stand by as I am stoned by those who have flaws themselves,” Santos wrote on X, adding that “my family deserves better than to be under the gun from the press all the time.”

A spokeswoman for Santos’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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