Expel George Santos? Rep. Tim Burchett says his voters want to "kick him out" for one stark reason
Why? Because his Tennessee constituents would welcome it for one particular reason.
"Politically, it'd be the greatest vote in the world for me back home. Everybody's saying, 'Kick him out!'" he explained.
"I mean, people don't like the fact he's gay," Burchett continued. "And then you go down the list, then you get to all the criminal stuff."
"But he hasn't been convicted, and I can't get past that," he added.
Will George Santos be expelled from Congress?
The move comes after a bombshell report from the House Ethics Committee earlier this month which "unanimously concluded" that Santos, who is currently facing 23 criminal charges including theft and fraud, knowingly filed false campaign financial reports and engaged in fraudulent conduct while in office.
Some House members have opposed the resolution, arguing that Santos has not yet been given due process, and expelling him now would set a dangerous precedent for legal issues within the House in the future.
The House is expected to vote on the resolution this Friday.
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