George Santos Expelled from House of Representatives

The House of Representatives voted Friday to remove New York Republican George Santos from office. The vote was 311-114 in favor of expulsion. Eight members did not vote, while two voted 'present'.

Two-thirds of the House - 290 members - was needed for the resolution to pass, a hurdle that was cleared fairly easily. Republicans were nearly split, while all but two Democrats voted in favor.

Click the graphic below to see how each member voted.

Santos is only the sixth member to ever be expelled from the U.S. House. The graphic below, from NBC News, lists the others.

After less than 72 hours at full strength, there is again a vacancy in the House. Republicans now hold a 221-213 partisan advantage. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) will schedule a special election to complete Santos's term. It looks like there will be no shortage of candidates competing to replace him.

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