Courage for America Urges MAGA Republicans to Vote to Expel Disgraced and Criminally-Charged Rep. George Santos
NY Republicans Faced with Choosing Extreme MAGA Agenda or New Yorkers’ Best Interests
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) introduced a resolution to expel Rep. George Santos (R-NY), who was recently charged with over a dozen federal crimes including wire fraud, money laundering, and theft of public funds. This vote will force House Republicans, especially those representing other New York districts, to choose between shielding Santos from accountability to further their extreme MAGA agenda or listening to the pleas of Santos’ constituents who are calling for the House to vote to expel Rep. Santos and give them a chance for real representation in Washington.
“This resolution to expel Rep. George Santos is long overdue, but it is a critical step forward in finally holding him accountable for lying to his voters and constituents,” said Danielle Hindieh, Courage for America councilmember and Santos constituent. “Our district will be paying close attention to the votes of other members of the New York delegation: will they support the best interests of their fellow New Yorkers, or will they protect the MAGA House majority that counts on Santos’ vote to help pass a national abortion ban and cut Social Security?”
Courage for America has previously called on Speaker McCarthy to hold a vote to expel Rep. Santos and will be working with national and local groups including Empire State Voices to mobilize New Yorkers to demand accountability. In February, Courage for America and Concerned Citizens of NY-03 brought nearly 50 of Santos’s constituents from NY-03 to Capitol Hill, where the group held a press conference and delivered a petition signed by nearly 1,500 constituents calling on Speaker McCarthy and Republican leadership to hold a vote to expel Santos from the chamber. The campaign has also protested outside Santos’ district office in Queens and rallied on the steps of the Nassau County Courthouse.
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