FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAY 17, 2023
Monica Garcia, email@example.com
NEW YORK— Today, House Republicans blocked a resolution to expel U.S. Representative George Santos, who last week was charged with a 13-count criminal indictment. Stand Up America members have sent more than 17,000 emails to their members of Congress demanding that they expel Santos from the House of Representatives, and today made over 4,200 calls to their representatives urging them to expel Santos.
Stand Up America’s Managing Director of Policy and Political Affairs, Brett Edkins, issued the following statement condemning Republicans’ actions:
“House Republicans have once again demonstrated their moral bankruptcy by shielding a deceitful and indicted fraudster in their ranks. George Santos’ seemingly endless lies and criminal behavior have disgraced the GOP and left voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District without real representation. Still, today, House Republicans voted to put political expediency over common decency.
“The American people expect their elected representatives to hold their colleagues to a higher ethical standard and punish those who violate the public’s trust. It’s time for House Republicans to grow a backbone and fulfill their obligation to their constituents.”
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with nearly two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.