Common Cause/NY Demands Congress Expel George Santos
NEW YORK, NY (11/16/2023) (readMedia)-- In response to breaking news that the House Ethics Committee released a 56 page report that concludes Representative George Santos violated federal law, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY released the following statement:
"Today's fact finding bi-partisan report from the House Ethics Committee makes it crystal clear that Mr. Santos is unfit for public office. Recognizing the seriousness of the remedy of expulsion, Common Cause/NY has waited for the process to play out appropriately. Now we and the House of Representatives are left with only one option: Congress must expel Mr. Santos. It's been clear for a long time that the voters have been defrauded, and Mr. Santos' seat in Congress is tantamount to an ill gotten gain: he should not be allowed to profit from the fruits of his deception. Voters deserve a representative who doesn't lie and deceive their way into power, and unfortunately they have waited too long. All members of the New York delegation must take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of the House and vote to expel Santos."