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Democrats move to block expelled members of Congress from showing up to SOTU

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After George Santos’ appearance at the State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres of New York announced his intention to introduce a resolution aimed at revoking House floor privileges for expelled Congress members. Torres’ proposal, named the GEORGE Rule, seeks to ensure that individuals expelled from Congress for misconduct cannot return to the House floor, highlighting Santos’ controversial attendance following his expulsion due to a series of allegations and charges.

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Torres criticized Santos’ presence as a disgrace to Congress, emphasizing the need for higher standards within the institution. The resolution targets the current privilege that allows former members, including those expelled, to access the House floor. This move reflects a broader desire to uphold the integrity of Congressional service and prevent those expelled for serious offenses from maintaining certain privileges.

The initiative by Torres follows George Santos’ recent announcement of his intention to run for Congress again in New York’s 1st Congressional District.



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