LAWLER RELEASES A STATEMENT IN ADVANCE OF VOTE ON EXPULSION OF GEORGE SANTOS
Washington, DC, May 17, 2023
Rep. Lawler released the following statement in advance of the upcoming vote regarding the expulsion of George Santos.
“As I have said repeatedly regarding George Santos, he should resign. If he had any dignity or decency, he would." said Rep. Mike Lawler. "His conduct is embarrassing and unbecoming, and has proven to be a serious distraction from the important work the House Republican Majority is doing."
"Never before has a member of Congress - from either party - been removed without a criminal conviction or a referral -- which is why I support the effort to refer the matter of George Santos' expulsion to the Ethics Committee, who will be able to make a swift determination on this, that can satisfy the entire body of Congress," continued Rep. Lawler. "If the Democrats were serious about his expulsion, they would work with us to get a report and referral from the Ethics Committee, rather than offer a political resolution that has no chance of passing the House."
"One thing is clear -- whether George Santos is convicted, pleads guilty as part of a plea agreement, or is found to have violated the rules of the House by the Ethics Committee -- he will not be serving as a member of the House much longer," concluded Rep. Lawler. "For that, we can all be grateful."
New York's 17th Congressional District is just north of New York City and contains all or parts of Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties.