Pelosi Calls Who A Coward?

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( – On Friday, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented on the historic vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), stating that it was “heartbreaking” but “necessary.

Pelosi pointed out about the 311-114-2 vote that this was something they took extremely seriously and that Santos, who exited the chamber before the vote, should have taken it seriously. She added that he needed to be a “man about it.”

As she pointed out, this case was essential to the House of Representatives as it helped uphold the chamber’s dignity; however, Santos, with his refusal to be present, was a “coward,” and he failed to show the necessary respect and dignity.

The historic vote came after two other unsuccessful attempts to remove the former New York congressman. Santos has been slammed for a number of ethics violations and campaign finance crimes. The House Ethics Committee had previously released a report that included “substantial evidence” of criminal activities and behavior.

Santos is the sixth lawmaker to ever be expelled from the House. He has so far maintained that he committed no wrongdoing. However, he also announced that he would not be attempting to seek reelection. Still, he argued that he would not voluntarily leave his seat in Congress, claiming that if he did so, the others would win and the “bullies” would be successful.

Pelosi comments regarding the vote that it was a “very bipartisan vote” and that both sides had come together to respect the House’s dignity. She added that this is not something she viewed as partisan and that she was reluctant to proceed without “solid evidence.”

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