Congressman epically slams George Santos for whining about being expelled in just 5 words

WASHINGTON, DC - September 30, 2023: U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY) leaves the Capitol after voting no on a bill to avert a government shutdown.
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Disgraced former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is apparently feeling high and mighty this week after his former seat in Congress went to a Democrat, which he believes proves that he never should have been expelled in the first place.

But his attempts to rub his former colleagues’ faces in what happened don’t appear to be all that effective.

Santos was expelled from Congress in December 2023 after he was found to have lied about his entire life in order to get elected. He also faces 23 federal criminal counts related to various alleged scams to enrich himself. A House Ethics Committee report also found strong evidence that he was stealing campaign money. And other GOP members of Congress accused him of literally stealing their money from their bank accounts with a credit card grift.

A special election to replace him was held on Tuesday, and Democrat Tom Suozzi won. Santos decided it would be the perfect time to excoriate some of the Republicans who voted to expel him.

“I hope you guys are happy with this dismal performance and the 10 million dollars your futile Bull S**t cost the party,” he wrote in a group text to the New York Republican congressional delegation yesterday. Several New York Republicans led the charge within the party to expel Santos. “Now go tell the Republicans Base what you f**king idiots did and good luck raising money next quarter.”

One of the congressmembers who received the message appeared unfazed.

“Sorry new phone, who dis?” responded Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY). The Daily Beast, which received screenshots of the group chat, reports that Garbarino was the only person to respond to Santos.

Garbarino not only voted to oust Santos last year, but he is also a member of the House Ethics Committee and voted to accept the committee’s report that found “substantial evidence that [Santos] campaign funds were converted to personal use.”

“People were frustrated with how leadership handled this entire thing,” Garbarino told Politico last year when the House Ethics Committee report was released without a recommendation to expel Santos. Garbarino said he considered resigning from the committee if Santos didn’t get expelled, but committee chair Rep. Matt Guest (R-MI) introduced a resolution to expel Santos immediately after the report was released.

“If this was not the standard to remove someone, why even have an Ethics Committee?” Garbarino said.

Semafor asked Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY) – another member of Congress who was in the group chat and who also voted to expel Santos last year – if he wanted to respond to Santos.

“NOPE,” Molinaro texted back.

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