Rep. George Santos, a Republican from New York who is now in a political bind, was holding a press conference outside the United States Capitol Building on Wednesday when he was heckled by two members of the far-left “Squad” in Congress.
Santos was yelled at by Democratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman, both of whom are also members of New York’s congressional delegation. They demanded that Santos “resign.”
Recent events have shown that Santos narrowly escaped being expelled from the House of Representatives for a series of lies that he told while campaigning throughout the previous autumn.
“Get him out. He gotta go,” Bowman shouted, as he could be seen laughing with his Democratic colleague, who also shouted, “Resign, bro!”
“Resign. Save yourself. Have some dignity,” Bowman yelled again, according to the Washington Examiner. “New Yorkers need better.”
The start of it pic.twitter.com/zimp6WM4nt
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) May 17, 2023
The Examiner added the following:
The House voted 221-204 to refer the matter of Santos’s expulsion to the Ethics Committee for a thorough investigation on Wednesday, a week after Santos was charged and pleaded not guilty to a 13-count criminal indictment from the Justice Department.
Santos left the gaggle of reporters, saying, “Have a great day.” Bowman shouted at him as he left.
Following the vote, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who has supported Santos throughout his troubling journey, and Bowman got into a furious argument.
As Bowman and Greene began to argue, Greene said, “Biden is a criminal,” numerous times.
“Your party is hanging by a thread,” Bowman claimed.
Green replied, “Nah, we gotta get rid of Biden. We gotta save the country.”
Heated exchange between @RepBowman and @RepMTG over… a lot of things after Santos ethics referral vote: pic.twitter.com/qlRDDrR2HK
— Mica Soellner (@MicaSoellnerDC) May 17, 2023
“Impeach Biden! Impeach Biden!” she added.
As promised, Greene on Thursday filed articles of impeachment against Biden.
Today, I’m introducing articles of impeachment against Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/RiRk5PvkEY
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) May 18, 2023
Rep. Adam Schiff was found to have repeatedly misled regarding “collusion” between the 2016 campaign of former President Donald Trump and Russia, according to the findings of special counsel John Durham. A different GOP legislator has thus sponsored a bill to have Schiff expelled from the House of Representatives.
According to reports, Florida Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna introduced the resolution late on Wednesday as pressure to remove him from the chamber grew.
For years, Schiff misled the nation by asserting that he had “evidence” of the alleged collaboration and pursuing pointless “investigations” into the allegations.
“Adam Schiff lied to the American people,” Luna said. “He used his position on House Intelligence to push a lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars and abused the trust placed in him as Chairman.
“He is a dishonor to the House of Representatives. The Durham Report makes clear that the Russian Collusion was a lie from day one and Schiff knowingly used his position in an attempt to divide our country,” she added.
In response, Schiff tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS: A MAGA Republican Member of Congress just filed a motion to expel me from the U.S. House of Representatives. I stood up to Donald Trump and held extreme MAGA forces accountable. Now they want payback. They’ll go after anyone who defends the rule of law.”
Durham criticized the FBI and the Justice Department for starting an unjustified investigation into the 2016 campaign of then-GOP nominee Donald Trump in a 300+ page report that was made public on Monday after a four-year probe. The Hillary Clinton campaign played a significant role in spreading the untrue rumor that Donald Trump’s team was “colluding” with Russia to meddle in the election, according to his assessment.
In response to Durham’s report, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested that Schiff be expelled from the House on Tuesday.
Schiff regularly emphasized the alleged cooperation throughout congressional hearings and on numerous cable news channels throughout Trump’s administration, but Durham’s results utterly disproved it.
“It raises the question about Adam Schiff,” McCarthy said on Tuesday. “Remember when Adam told the American public he had proof? Remember when he said he didn’t know the whistleblower?
“What he put America through when he openly lied to us,” McCarthy said. “It raises questions about his character and whether he should be in Congress.”