Rep. Michael Guest, the chair of the House Ethics Committee, has filed an expulsion resolution against Rep. George Santos, and that vote—to be held after the Thanksgiving recess—looks likely to succeed if Santos doesn’t resign first. So far, Santos has been defiant, saying he won’t run for reelection in 2024 but calling the Ethics Committee report “a disgusting politicized smear that shows the depths of how low our federal government has sunk.” But a series of lawmakers who voted against expelling Santos at the beginning of the month are now saying they’ll vote “yes” this time around.
That includes Rep. Susan Wild, the ranking Democrat on the Ethics Committee, who said, “I intend to vote yes on any privileged expulsion resolution that is brought forward, as the work of the Committee is now complete, and I am no longer obligated to maintain neutrality.” Axios reported that as of Thursday afternoon, Wild was one of 19 Democrats and nearly a dozen Republicans who were flipping their votes to support expulsion, which would require all 213 Democrats and 77 Republicans.
One unnamed House Republican told Axios, “He’s gone.” And an unnamed senior House Republican told Punchbowl News, “I think he’s toast.”
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