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Guy Running for Santos' Old Seat Guilty of Jan. 6 Charges

Philip Sean Grillo was filmed smoking weed inside the US Capitol on Jan. 6

(Newser) - One of the people running to replace George Santos , who just became only the sixth lawmaker to ever be booted from the House of Representatives , has his own controversial past: Philip Sean Grillo was found guilty this week of charges related to his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, assault...

House Censures Democrat Bowman Over Fire Alarm

New York congressman says he triggered it accidentally during shutdown scramble

(Newser) - House members voted again Thursday to punish one of their own, targeting Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman for triggering a fire alarm in one of the Capitol office buildings when the chamber was in session. The Republican censure resolution passed with some Democratic votes, but most Democrats stood by Bowman in...

Special Election for Santos' Seat Could Get Feisty

Dems are looking to flip the district in hopes of flipping the House

(Newser) - A special election to pick a successor to George Santos, the New York Republican who was expelled from the US House last week, will be held on Feb. 13, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. The race for a seat representing some Long Island suburbs and a small part of the...

George Santos' New Gig: Selling Videos on Cameo
Santos' Cameo Earnings
Exceed His House Salary

Santos' Cameo Earnings Exceed His House Salary

Disgraced ex-congressman brought in 6 figures making video messages in just the first 48 hours

(Newser) - Sen. John Fetterman and others are having fun with George Santos' new Cameo career, but the former GOP congressman may be the one having the last laugh. Santos' House salary stood at $174,000, and Semafor reports he has "lined up more than that sum" in just his first...

Fetterman Forks Over $343.20 for a Santos Troll Video

Dem senator paid ex-GOP congressman to send a message to fellow Dem Bob Menendez

(Newser) - George Santos already has some high-profile names shelling out for his personalized video messages on Cameo, including on Capitol Hill. CNN reports that Democratic Sen. John Fetterman purchased one of the former GOP congressman's videos, using the opportunity to troll fellow Dem Bob Menendez—the senator from New Jersey...

HBO Plans 'Darkly Comic' Film About George Santos
Next: George Santos, the Movie

Next: George Santos, the Movie

HBO project is based on book published last week

(Newser) - The "Gatsby-esque journey of a man from nowhere who exploited the system, waged war on truth and swindled one of the wealthiest districts in the country to achieve his American Dream" sounds worthy of a movie. Or so figures HBO, which is developing a film based on the political...

Santos: 'I No Longer Have to Answer a Single Question'

The freshly expelled congressman leaves the Capitol after House vote

(Newser) - "The new whole number of the House is 434," declared somber House Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday morning. As in, no longer 435 because the chamber voted in historic fashion to expel GOP Rep. George Santos . So now what? Coverage:
  • It's immediate: Santos was stripped of his

George Santos Is Expelled From Congress

Enough Republicans join Democrats in historic vote to boot him from the chamber

(Newser) - George Santos is out. The House on Friday voted 311-114 to expel him from the chamber, making him only the sixth member of Congress in history to earn that particular distinction. The New York Republican had survived two previous expulsion votes, but his fate was sealed when the House Ethics...

Democrats Seek Swift Vote on Expelling Santos
Thursday Could Be
Santos' Day of Reckoning

Thursday Could Be Santos' Day of Reckoning

House will vote on expelling him, though Mike Johnson has 'real reservations about doing this'

(Newser) - Rep. George Santos has survived two votes to expel him from the House, but Thursday could be his day of reckoning. House Speaker Mike Johnson says the House will vote Thursday on ejecting Santos after a damning report from the House Ethics Committee; Johnson says he will allow fellow Republicans...

Santos: 'I Know I'm Going to Get Expelled'

Unapologetic congressman lashes out against his colleagues on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - George Santos said he expects to be expelled from Congress following a scathing report by the House Ethics Committee that found substantial evidence of lawbreaking by the New York Republican. In a defiant speech sprinkled with taunts and obscenities aimed at his congressional colleagues, Santos insisted he was "not...

Santos Rung Up on 3rd Expulsion Resolution

It's the 'most appropriate punishment,' says House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest

(Newser) - George Santos has survived two attempts to expel him from Congress, but can he escape a third? Less than 24 hours after the House Ethics Committee issued a damning report accusing the New York Republican of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds— purportedly used on personal trips,...

Here's What George Santos Allegedly Used Campaign Funds On

Amid growing controversy, congressman will not seek reelection (but is still not stepping down)

(Newser) - More details are coming out from the scathing House Ethics Committee report on George Santos. According to the report, it wasn't just Botox and a trip to Atlantic City that Santos spent campaign funds on: Per NBC News and the New York Times , other alleged expenditures included small purchases...

After Scathing Ethics Report, Santos Won't Seek Reelection

House ethics panel finds 'substantial evidence' he broke federal laws

(Newser) - George Santos says he won't be running for reelection to Congress in the wake of a devastating House Ethics panel report. Not that he's contrite: In a long post on X , Santos called the report a "disgusting politicized smear," per the Washington Post . Near the end...

Ex-Santos Fundraiser Admits Impersonating Congressional Aide

Sam Miele pleads guilty to fraud

(Newser) - A former fundraiser for Rep. George Santos pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal wire fraud charge, admitting he impersonated a high-ranking congressional aide while raising campaign cash for the embattled New York Republican. Sam Miele was caught soliciting donations in late 2021 under the alias Dan Meyer, then chief of...

Expulsion Wouldn't Stop Him From Running, Santos Says

Republican, who faces federal charges, argues nobody cares about his falsified resume

(Newser) - His colleagues may think they can kick Rep. George Santos out of the Congress, but his exile could be brief. A vote to expel the indicted New York freshman fell short on Wednesday night, but opponents could try again. Santos said Friday that if he does lose his seat before...

Santos Survives Vote on Expulsion
to Keep

House Votes to Keep Santos

Republicans help block censure of Tlaib

(Newser) - Rep. George Santos easily survived a vote to expel him from the House on Wednesday night as most Republicans opted to withhold punishment while both his criminal trial and a House Ethics Committee investigation proceed. A resolution to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her criticism of Israel also was...

Santos Pleads Not Guilty to New Fraud Charges

As his GOP colleagues from New York try to expel him from Congress

(Newser) - Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty Friday to revised charges accusing him of several frauds, including making tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges on credit cards belonging to some of his campaign donors. The New York Republican appeared at a Long Island courthouse, where a lawyer entered the...

Dems Tried, Now GOP Takes a Swing at Booting Santos

New York Republicans make good on threat to make a motion to expel freshman congressman

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a group of House Republicans announced they'd seek to purge a fellow New York congressman from their ranks, with one calling Rep. George Santos "a stain on the institution." Now, they're making good on their plans. The Hill reports that on Thursday, Rep....

Group of GOP Colleagues to Push for Expelling Santos

'He's a stain,' one of the New York Republicans says

(Newser) - A half-dozen Republican House members from New York said Wednesday they'll seek to have Rep. George Santos expelled from Congress. "He's a stain on the institution," said Rep. Anthony D'Esposito, who represents the district next to Santos.' House Democrats were unsuccessful in their attempt...

Nancy Marks, Treasurer for George Santos, Pleads Guilty

Lawyer says she'll cooperate on the case if asked

(Newser) - Nancy Marks, who served as treasurer for Republican Rep. George Santos' congressional campaign, pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge on Thursday. Federal prosecutors said Marks filed the names of false donors to a congressional campaign in an effort to inflate the amount of money donated so Santos could qualify...

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