The House weighs historic decision on whether to expel George Santos

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) heads to the House floor for a vote on removing Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Oct. 3. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)Embattled Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) is set to face expulsion from the House as soon as Wednesday, possibly becoming the first congressman in more than 20 years to be removed in a motion brought forth by Republicans from his own delegation.But unlike the five members throughout U.S.

But it remains unclear whether Santos will be successfully ousted given that expulsion requires approval from two-thirds of House lawmakers voting — or 282 of the chamber’s 423 current members, if all are present.

The difficulty in surpassing the two-thirds majority threshold has resulted in only five expulsions from the chamber. Three were removed during the start of the Civil War in 1861 for their disloyalty to the Union. Rep. Michael J. Myers (D-Pa.) was expelled in 1980 after he was convicted of accepting a $50,000 bribe from undercover FBI agents, and 22 years later, Rep. headtopics.com

The trio of resolutions introduced Thursday came one day after Rep. Lisa C. McClain (R-Mich.) introduced a resolution to censure and remove Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) from his committees after he interrupted House proceedings by pulling a fire alarm in a House office building in an attempt to delay consideration of a last-minute, GOP-led proposal to fund the government in September. He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge Thursday.

In just two years, several lawmakers have been censured or removed from their committees by the opposing party. In an unprecedented move under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Democrats— which include but are not limited to claiming to be the grandson of Holocaust survivors and to have worked at companies that never employed him — is different. It resulted in bipartisan calls for his resignation andearlier this year. headtopics.com

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