FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NOVEMBER 1, 2023
Sarah Harris, email@example.com
NEW YORK— Today, 181 House Republicans and their new Speaker of the House voted down a resolution to expel U.S. Representative George Santos from Congress. Santos faces 23 federal charges including wire fraud, money laundering, and theft of public funds. Since January, Stand Up America members have driven over 25,000 constituent calls and emails to Congress calling for Santos’ expulsion.
Stand Up America’s President and Founder, Sean Eldridge, issued the following statement condemning the vote:
“As one of Mike Johnson’s first acts as Speaker, he’s chosen to protect a serial liar and indicted fraudster. That speaks volumes about the respect he has for American voters and his willingness to stand up to corruption. Sadly, this is just the most recent example of Republicans defending lying, indicted politicians for perceived political gain.
“Voting to expel Santos is the bare minimum for any elected representative who believes in standing up to corruption. Unfortunately, the new Speaker and House Republicans decided to put political expediency over common decency. The American people, and the constituents of New York’s 3rd congressional district, deserve better.”
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.