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George Santos will not be expelled.
He survived a House vote to expel him.
213 opposed the resolution while 179 voted for it and 19 were present votes.
Just The News reported:
The House of Representatives voted decisively against a resolution to expel New York Republican Rep. George Santos on Wednesday evening.
Two-hundred thirteen lawmakers opposed his ouster, while 179 voted in favor and 19 voted present, according to Punchbowl News’s Jake Sherman. Two-thirds of the chamber would have needed to back his expulsion for it to pass.
New York Republicans last week brought a privileged resolution to force a vote on his expulsion, citing the recent guilty plea of his former campaign treasurer Nancy Marks. Santos, on Friday, pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges in a superseding indictment. In May, he pleaded not guilty to 13 criminal charges, though the subsequent indictment brought 10 additional counts. He is next due back in court on Dec. 12.
Santos reacted to the vote with a Tweet:
Tonight was a victory for due process not me.
This was never about me, and I’ll never let it become about me.
We all have rights under this great Constitutional Republic and I’ll fight for our right to uphold them till my last dying breath. pic.twitter.com/dLyNDEsmuQ
— George Santos (@MrSantosNY) November 2, 2023