Political and Legislative

House Democrats Prepare to Force a Vote on Censuring Rep. George Santos

House Democrats plan to force a vote on censuring Republican Rep. George Santos of New York for repeatedly lying about his background, two months after a previous Democratic-led effort to expel him from Congress failed.

Rep. Ritchie Torres, a New York Democrat, plans to introduce the resolution as “privileged,” a designation under House rules that require a floor vote within two legislative days. He said the “likely timeline” to bring up the measure through the expedited process is before the August recess.

“Public censure is the least that we can do to hold George Santos accountable,” Torres told reporters, accusing Republicans of trying to shield the Republican lawmaker from accountability because they need his vote with a slim majority. “The reality is that the Republicans need George Santos and are doing everything they can to protect him.”

Read the source article at CBS News

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