“Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has evaded two efforts this year to oust him from the House. A third time could end up differently, depending on the results of a long-awaited ethics report this week,” Politico reports.
“The House Ethics Committee is slated to release the findings of its investigation into Santos regarding a slew of charges, including campaign finance fraud and bribery, by Friday. If it’s damning, as many expect, New York Republicans who have called for his removal are likely to move quickly against him.”
Playbook: “While the most recent effort fell short of the requisite two-thirds vote on the House floor with other Republicans arguing against setting the precedent of expelling a member without a conviction, some members who protected Santos have indicated that the ethics report could change their minds.”
Said Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE): “He’ll be out. If he is found guilty by Ethics, he’s gone.”