Courage for America Applauds House Expulsion of Rep. George Santos from Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Courage for America applauded the House’s vote to expel Rep. George Santos (NY-03) from Congress following the recent House Ethics Committee findings. Click here to learn more about Courage for America’s campaign to expel Rep. Santos.
“George Santos’ long overdue expulsion from Congress is a victory for our democracy and reinforces the continuous need to hold elected officials accountable for deceiving their constituents and the American people,” said José Morales Jr., Courage for America Spokesperson. “Instead of holding Santos accountable for his actions, House Republicans spent months relentlessly pushing their extreme MAGA agenda of drastic cuts to programs like SNAP and WIC, attacking access to Social Security, and pushing for national abortion restrictions. Now more than ever, Congress must prioritize people over politics and continue to hold our elected officials accountable, because the fight for our democracy is far from over.”
“George Santos was and has always been unfit for public office, so I commend the House for standing up for democracy and rightfully removing him from office,” said Danielle Hindieh, NY-03 Resident and Courage for America Council Member. “The people of NY-03 deserve a representative who will uphold the dignity of the office by embodying the values of our community, not a self-serving political opportunist who is willing to sell out hardworking Long Islanders every chance he gets.”
Courage for America’s Campaign to Expel Representative George Santos:
- November 16, 2023: Press conference in NY-03 responding to the House Ethics Committee report, featuring Make the Road Action, New York Communities, Working Families Party, 1199SEIU, Empire State Voices, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Courage for America and MoveOn. (Photos)
- February 7, 2023: Courage for America and Concerned Citizens of NY-03 bussed 50 of George Santos’ NY-03 constituents to D.C. to demonstrate the urgency of holding Rep. George Santos accountable for deceiving voters and lying about nearly every aspect of his life. Constituents delivered a sign-on petition to key GOP offices, including Rep. Santos, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Elise Stefanik and Rep. Michael Guest. (Photos)
- January 7, 2023: Courage for America hosted a protest outside of Rep. Santos’ new district office in Queens.
- December 29, 2022: Courage for America hosted a press conference outside of Nassau County Courthouse, urging former Speaker McCarthy to launch an investigation into Congressman Santos.