Six Republican Lawmakers Want to Expel Scandal-Plagued Rep. George Santos In an unprecedented move, six Republican lawmakers are calling for the expulsion of scandal-plagued Rep. George Santos. In a joint statement released today, the group of six House members said that Santos’ “continued presence in Congress is a blight on the integrity of the institution and a danger to our constitutional order.” Rep. Santos, a long-term congressman from New Mexico, has been under scrutiny for a variety of reportedly unethical practices. Earlier this year, an investigation by the House Ethics Committee found that he had accepted large donations from two corporate sources, in direct violation of House rules. Other reports have alleged that Rep. Santos has misused funds intended for constitutents and made inappropriate comments during private meetings. The reasons for the six Republicans to seek to remove Rep. Santo are clear: According to the statement, allowing him to continue in office undermines the public trust in Congress and the integrity of the entire institution. Furthermore, the group cites the need for accountability, saying that it is important to demonstrate that actions in support of personal interests will not be tolerated. Rep. Santos has denied all charges made against him and insists he has committed no wrongdoings. However, in light of these latest developments, the fate of the veteran congressman looks increasingly uncertain. Unless he can provide evidence to refute the allegations, he likely could face expulsion from Congress. This is an issue of great importance and one that should not be taken lightly. It is incumbent upon all Congressmen to adhere to high ethical standards, and any evidence of corruption or misbehavior should be investigated and addressed if necessary. It remains to be seen what the final outcome of these efforts will be, but it is possible that the actions taken by the six Republican lawmakers could set a new precedent for cleaning up the public trust.