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George has left the building.

Representative George Santos, the New York Republican whose tapestry of lies and schemes made him a figure of national ridicule and the subject of a 23-count federal indictment, was expelled from Congress on Friday after a bipartisan vote by his peers.

The move consigned Mr. Santos, who over the course of his short political career invented ties to the Holocaust, Sept. 11 and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, to a genuine place in history: He is the first person to be expelled from the House without first being convicted of a federal crime or supporting the Confederacy.

I’ll confess to being just a little bit surprised that Johnson would narrow his already thin majority by another vote, but apparently the Ethics Committee report was enough to convince the GOP to bring down the hammer. Enjoy prison, Mr. Santos (or whatever you’re calling yourself at the moment).

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