Rep. George Santos is facing an effort by fellow New York Republicans to expel him from the House

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., listens as Republicans try to elect Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to be the new House speaker, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., left, arrives as Republicans meet to decide who to nominate to be the new House speaker, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., listens as Republicans try to elect Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La.

Congress has rarely resorted to the most extreme punishment at its disposal. The House has expelled only five members in its history — three during the Civil War and two after their convictions on public corruption charges. It would be groundbreaking for the House to kick out Santos before his case in federal court is resolved.The mayors of five big cities seek a meeting with Biden about how to better manage arriving migrantsRep. Steve Womack, R-Ark.

Santos has called the expulsion campaign a political tactic and has pledged to keep fighting to stay in Congress. The New York lawmakers pushing the expulsion resolution have said they expect a motion will be made to table the measure. Doing so requires only a simple majority to pass, but the New Yorkers believe that will not happen, therefore allowing for the expulsion vote to proceed.

Johnson, who took the speaker’s gavel last week, has made it clear he would prefer not to oust Santos at this point, despite the many charges against the congressman, as Johnson struggles to control a very slim majority.

“He’s only been charged. He hasn’t been found guilty of anything. We have due process in America,” said GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who opposes the expulsion resolution.

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