New York GOP Rep. George Santos received the House Ethics Committee’s report before it was released to the public, Fox News has learned.
Santos was presented with the results of the investigation into his conduct on Wednesday.
The rules of the House of Representatives stipulate that the subject of the investigation has the right to view the results of the investigation 24 hours before they are published publicly.
George Santos escapes expulsion from the House of Representatives
This means the report could be made public as early as Thursday morning.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Santos’ office for comment.
Santos fled Being fired From the House of Representatives earlier this month after a group of fellow New York Republicans led an effort to impeach him.
The final vote fell by 213 votes to 179 against the expulsion of Santos, while 19 deputies voted “present.” Expelling a council member, which is historically rare, requires a two-thirds vote of all members present.
Dozens of Republicans voted to expel Santos, while… 31 Democrats They voted to keep him in the House.
“There are more Democrats in this body who believe in the rule of law than Republicans,” Santos told reporters after the vote. “This is what you should know.”
“I’m fighting to clear my name. I’m fighting for due process.”
The New York Republicans who led the expulsion effort were Anthony D’Esposito, Nick Lalotta and Mike Lawler.
Santos spoke in his own defense earlier on the House floor, accusing the Republicans who moved against him of playing the role of “judge, jury and executioner.”
“The efforts by other members of this body to act as both jury and executioner are to us unreasonable and reckless. The system of government is republican “And for the safety of this body,” Santos said.
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“I stand today to continue to prove my innocence of these allegations and charges against me. I would like to say that I understand my colleagues’ point of view, but I do not. One cannot say that they are supportive.” – The Constitution and at the same time acts as judge, jury and executioner. Where is the consistency?
Santos was the only one Congressman To speak in his defense during the discussion before the decision is issued.
the A Republican is suffering from a scandal He was accused of conspiracy, Wire fraud, making false statements, falsifying records, aggravated identity theft, and credit card fraud in the past month. He faces a total of 23 charges.
Fox News’ Elizabeth Elkind contributed reporting.