Republican Representative George Santos of New York was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday of last week. The vote was 311-114-2-8. This was the third attempt at expulsion, (keep in mind that Santos didn’t take his seat until January of this year). I’d like to list the 112 Republicans who voted to keep Santos in office. 8 (split 5-3 Republicans to Democrats) did not vote; I’ll comment one on. Then I’d like to explore the motivation for some of the votes. (Even a political junkie like me isn’t comfortable ascribing motivations to many of the back benchers.) Totally perplexing to me are the two Democrats who voted “Present”.
I thought closing out November with a “sweeping” was as good a way as any, so here we go.
If it wasn’t clear before it certainly is after Tuesday’s results: where ever possible 2024 Democratic candidates should run on choice.
Timestamp: Early Wednesday morning.
All of next week’s article will be “pre-recorded”. Since this is my last “live” article for a week what is a more fitting way to transition than to write a cleanup one?
It’s another one of those days where I will try and clear out the “notes” folders. Please buckle your seatbelts and come along.