Representative Lauren Boebert, a Colorado Republican, seemingly wants Representative Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat, expelled from the House after George Santos was ousted from Congress on Friday.
With Santos, a New York Republican, facing a 23-count federal indictment and following the release of a scathing House Ethics Committee report, the legislative chamber voted 311 to 114 to expel the freshman representative. Nearly all Democrats and 105 Republicans backed the successful effort, making Santos only the sixth in United States history to be expelled from the House. Meanwhile, Bowman, who has represented New York’s 16th District since 2021, pled guilty in October to a misdemeanor for falsely activating a fire alarm at the Cannon building in Washington, D.C., as lawmakers were working to vote on a government funding bill to avert a partial shutdown in September.
A spokesperson for Bowman’s office said that the congressman reached an agreement with prosecutors to pay a $1,000 fine and write a formal apology letter to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger in exchange for the dropping of all charges.
While speaking with the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) in an article published on Saturday, Boebert affirmed her belief that Bowman should be expelled by noting that