To Expell Republican lawmaker from Congress Democrats submit resolution
Washington (IANS) A group of House Democrats proposed a resolution to expel Republican lawmaker George Santos from Congress after he admitted to lying about his educational background and professional biography.
“We gave him plenty of time to resign, and he has chosen not to do so,” California Democrat Congressman Robert Garcia told reporters late Thursday night.
Santos, the Representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district, has admitted to lying about his work history and education after being elected last year, according to the Xinhua news agency.
The embattled Republican freshman is under investigation in several areas but has refused to resign.
The resolution is largely symbolic, and it is unlikely to be put to a vote because House Republican leaders have so far refused to call on Santos to resign.
On Tuesday night, Santos and Republican Senator Mitt Romney had a heated exchange shortly before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
Romney later revealed that he told Santos that he did not belong there.
Santos called Romney’s comments “reprehensible” on Wednesday.
According to the country’s Constitution, expulsion of a member from the House of Representatives requires the support of two-thirds of members.