The Long Island Republican House Representative could quit or get kicked out very soon….
“As of late Monday afternoon, GOP leaders were mulling the timing and parameters of a GOP expulsion resolution as a groundswell of Republicans appeared ready to kick one of their own out of the House, further whittling down their party’s razor-thin hold on power,” The Messenger reports.
“But the GOP leadership’s next play might be forced by Democrats — Reps. Robert Garcia of California and Dan Goldman of New York plan to offer a privileged resolution on Tuesday to expel Santos, according to a source familiar with the plans. The House, then, would have just two legislative days to vote on the measure
Johnson speaks to Santos ‘about his options’ amid threatened expulsion
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Monday said he spoke with Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) “at some length” during the holiday recess “about his options” as the embattled lawmaker faces a likely third vote on his expulsion.
The conversation came after the House Ethics Committee released its long-awaited report on Santos, which found that the congressman “violated federal criminal laws” and used campaign funds for personal purchases, including trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Botox and payments from OnlyFans, a subscription platform that is largely used for adult content….
While it is unclear what Johsnon meant when he said he discussed “options” with Santos, the New York Republican has time and time again said he does not plan to resign before the end of his term, even amid the mounting political pressure.
During the X Spaces conversation Friday, Santos said he is “not going to resign” because “[if] I resign, I admit everything that’s on that report.”….