Luetkemeyer Discusses Santos Expulsion

The House of Representatives voted 311-to-114 Friday to expel New York Congressman George Santos. The resolution needed a two-thirds majority to pass. Santos survived a similar vote last month. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, who voted not to expel him, was on KWIX Friday morning before the vote. He pointed out that even though Santos has not been convicted of a crime yet from these allegations, the evidence presented to the House Ethics Committee was “very damning.”

Luetkemeyer would have preferred that the Ethics Committee report been dealt with by the courts. Santos, who faces 23 federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, making false statements and falsifying records to the FEC, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering, among other things, has already announced he would not run for re-election. He is the sixth Congressman to be removed from office. Missouri Democrats Emanuel Cleaver and Cori Bush, and Republican Ann Wagner, voted to expel.