WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to expel New York Republican George Santos from Congress over the lies, scandals and alleged campaign finance crimes.
The lower chamber voted 311-114 to expel Santos, with all Republican leaders voting against expulsion. In total, 105 Republicans and 206 Democrats voted for expulsion.
The latest action, which required a two-third majority, makes Santos, a first-term lawmaker, the sixth member of the House to be expelled in the body's history.
Santos invented ties to the Holocaust and made false claims that his mother was at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. His detractors also mentioned several times his use of campaign funds for personal expenses. ■