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George Santos Drops His Bid for Congress

Expelled congressman says he doesn't want to hand the race to Democrats

(Newser) - George Santos is out: The disgraced former congressman has dropped his bid to return to Congress. In a post on X Tuesday, Santos, who was expelled from the House of Representatives (where he represented New York's 3rd Congressional District) amid various ethics scandals including 23 charges of violating federal...

George Santos Mocks Kimmel Over Fraud Lawsuit

Ex-GOP congressman, who has raised zero cash for new House bid, taunts late-night host over complaint

(Newser) - When NBC News spotted George Santos on Thursday outside the New York City courtroom where Donald Trump's hush money trial is taking place, the former GOP congressman was mum about why he was there. He cleared that up in social media, revealing his presence involved not Trump but his...

Santos Announces Defection, Says GOP Lies to Its Base

Booted NY congressman is dumping his party, says he'll run as independent in new run for Congress

(Newser) - Booted ex-Rep. George Santos will stop petitioning in New York's 1st Congressional District in his latest run for Congress—but he's not dropping out of the race, simply switching party affiliation, reports the AP . "The Republican Party continues to lie and swindle its voter base," he...

George Santos Shows Up for State of the Union

It marks his first return since his expulsion

(Newser) - George Santos may not be a congressman anymore, but he spent Thursday night among his former colleagues. The AP explains the expelled former representative still retains House floor privileges as an ex-member of Congress, and he was among those who attended the State of the Union, clad in a dark...

Prosecutors: Con Man Tried to Scam George Santos

Prosecutors say Hector Medina offered several targets his services to make criminal charges vanish

(Newser) - A Texas man already convicted of fraud who was searching the internet for easy marks settled on, among other celebrities, George Santos, federal prosecutors say. The pitch was that Hector Medina Jr. could make evidence against them disappear, along with whatever criminal charges they faced. In exchange, Medina would be...

George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel
George Santos
Sues Jimmy

George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel

Ousted congressman unamused by late-night host's Cameo pranks

(Newser) - George Santos is making nice money by churning out personalized videos at Cameo. Now he's hoping to make a related windfall courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel. The expelled congressman has sued the late-night host for at least $750,000 because Kimmel joyfully pranked Santos with fake video requests and played...

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY
5 Takeaways
(Including Trump's)
on Suozzi's
Win in NY

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY

Ex-president insists Dem congressman-elect 'can be easily beaten' in November, plus other perspectives

(Newser) - A Democrat has taken back disgraced former Congressman George Santos ' Long Island seat—and among those weighing in on Tom Suozzi's win Tuesday was former (and possibly future) President Trump. "Just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn't...

Democrat Wins Race to Replace George Santos

Tom Suozzi's win in NY's 3rd district shrinks GOP's House majority

(Newser) - While it's too late to prevent the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the already tiny Republican majority in the House has shrunk. Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi, who represented New York's 3rd congressional district for three terms before former Rep. George Santos was elected in 2022, won...

Long Island Votes on Santos Replacement

Snow could be a major factor in tight race

(Newser) - A major snowstorm kept turnout low on Tuesday in the special election to replace expelled Rep. George Santos. Both candidates—Democratic former Rep, Tom Suozzi and Republican candidate Mazi Pilip—offered voters free transportation to polling sites in New York's 3rd congressional district, which includes part of Long Island...

George Santos to Jimmy Kimmel: I'll Sue You

The pair are in a squabble over disgraced former congressman's Cameo videos

(Newser) - George Santos continues to delight in his lucrative new gig on Cameo , as do the likes of Sen. John Fetterman , and of late, Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night host has taken to pranking the expelled congressman by requesting "crazy" Cameo videos in a segment he calls "Will Santos Say...

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...

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