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If you pay any modicum of attention to politics, you’ve no doubt heard about the historic ouster of now-former GOP New York Rep. George Santos from the House of Representatives.
In a shocking Friday development, Santos was voted out of his role as the representative of New York’s 3rd congressional district by a floor vote of his peers.
The embattled 35-year-old stands accused of a number of crimes after a scathing report from the House Ethics Committee.
That blistering report accused him of a “complex web of unlawful activity involving Representative Santos’ campaign, personal, and business finances.”
Those allegations include some genuinely damning accusations, like the claim that Santos used campaign funds for vacations, botox treatment, and, perhaps most alarmingly, at the OnlyFans website. He stands accused of a number of other similar crimes, where he is alleged to have been misappropriating and/or stealing funds.
It doesn’t help Santos’ case that he seems like a genuine malcontent who is factually challenged, given his past debunked claims about connections to the Holocaust and the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Given all that, it was still a seismic moment in U.S. politics when Santos became the sixth individual and the first Republican removed from his position, The vote was 311-114 on the House floor.
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