Months after being expelled from the House, George Santos announces congressional bid

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Former Republican Rep. George Santos of New York, who was expelled from office last year, has announced a congressional bid.

“New York hasn’t had a real conservative represent them since I left office arbitrarily, thanks to RINO, empty suits like @nicklalota. He is a willing to risk the future of our majority and the future of this country for his own political gain,” Santos tweeted on Thursday night.

“Tonight, I want to announce that I will be returning to the arena of politics and challenging Nick for the battle over #NY1. I look forward to debating him on the issues and on his weak record as a Republican. The fight for our majority is imperative for the survival of the country,” he wrote.

Santos served as the representative for New York’s Third Congressional District during most of last year, but in December was expelled from the House in a 311-114 vote

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In February, Democrat Tom Suozzi won the seat during a special election.

“To raise the standard in Congress, and to hold a pathological liar who stole an election accountable, I led the charge to expel George Santos. If finishing the job requires beating him in a primary, count me in,” Nick LaLota tweeted.

Santos attended President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Thursday night.

Earlier this year, the former congressman expressed interest in serving as director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if former President Donald Trump becomes president again.

“My new year resolution is that President Trump returns to the white house and in 2025 I can be appointed Director of ICE,” Santos said in a tweet. “ICE has had their hands tied for far too long with the sole exception of the great four years of DJT. The time is now and that’s why I’m putting my name in the mix for a role that will take grit and a fearless person and not a coward that will fear media spin.”

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