Representative Kiley Statement Following Another Vote to Expel Rep. Santos

WASHINGTON – Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) released the following statement after voting a second time to expel Representative George Santos (R-NY) from Congress:

“Today I voted to expel George Santos from the House, after carefully considering the Ethics Committee’s findings along with the overwhelming evidence of crimes such as conspiracy, wire fraud, falsification of records, identity theft, and credit card fraud. Voters in New York will now have an opportunity to elect a new Representative.

“Expulsion from Congress is, and should be, an extremely rare occurrence; it has only happened on five prior occasions since our nation was founded. In my view, this extraordinary step was warranted by the unique case before us and the sheer weight of evidence of wrongdoing.

“I promised to be an independent voice for our district, and I will continue to act accordingly as long as I have the honor to serve.”

The Resolution passed by a vote of 311-114.

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