The House’s Three Disciplinary Measures
The House voted on three disciplinary measures against members of both parties this week, including Rep. Santos (R-NY). Santos' fellow New York Republicans are seeking to expel him from the House over the federal criminal charges he's facing. Rep. D'Esposito (R-NY) notified the House last week of his intent to offer a privileged resolution (H Res 773) to expel Santos. The bill requires a two-thirds vote to expel a member from Congress. Censure resolutions were considered this week against Reps. Tlaib (D-MI) and Greene (R-GA). Rep. Greene introduced the resolution (H Res 807) to censure Tlaib for what she described as "antisemitic activity" and terrorist "sympathizing." The resolution (H Res 610) to censure Greene, offered by Rep. Balint (D-VT) alleges that Greene "fanned the flames of racism, antisemitism, hate speech against the LGBTQ community, Islamophobia, Asian hate, xenophobia and other forms of hatred," and mentions conspiracy theories Greene promulgated about 9/11, among others.