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House Ethics Chair previews Santos report, expects another expulsion vote

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House Ethics Chair Michael Guest said Wednesday his panel’s report on Rep. George Santos should be out by “the end of the week” and won’t suggest a course of action for the indicted congressman.

But he expects another vote to expel the embattled lawmaker.

“We did not go through the longer process of coming forth and recommending sanctions because that would have taken several more months,” Guest (R-Miss.) told reporters. “The information that we intend to release in the report, [we believe] that that will be enough for members to be able to make a decision as to whether or not they believe it would be proper to expel Rep. Santos.”

Guest said he believes expulsion is “an extreme punishment should be used only in very rare cases” but that the report would give members enough information to decide how to vote when another expulsion vote is called.

He added of the Santos (R-N.Y.) investigation: “We wanted to make sure that we prioritize this. I think we’ve done that.”

The report’s release comes as many of Santos’ critics are already plotting another move to oust the first-term Santos, if the report is as damning as many expect it to be.