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How Florida’s members of Congress voted on ousting George Santos

The state’s Republican House delegation was split, with six voting yes and 14 voting no.
 
Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves the Capitol after being expelled from the House of Representatives, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Washington.
Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves the Capitol after being expelled from the House of Representatives, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Washington. [ STEPHANIE SCARBROUGH | AP ]
Published Dec. 1, 2023

U.S. Rep. George Santos, a Republican from New York, has become just the sixth member of the House to ever be ousted by his colleagues.

The vote to expel the embattled lawmaker came after the release of a scathing report from the House Ethics Committee that said Santos misused campaign funds for personal benefit and found evidence that he committed crimes.

The expulsion required a two-thirds majority vote; the House surpassed that, with a 311-114 vote in favor.

All eight of Florida’s Democratic House members voted to remove Santos, but the decision divided Florida’s Republican delegation. Here’s how each member voted:

In favor

Kathy Castor, D-Tampa

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Miramar

Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami

Neal Dunn, R-Panama City

Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach

Scott Franklin, R-Lakeland

Maxwell Frost, D-Orlando

Carlos A. Gimenez, R-Miami

Jared Moskowitz, D-Parkland

John H. Rutherford, R-Jacksonville

Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston

Daniel Webster, R-Clermont

Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens

Against

Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach

Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor

Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota

Kat Cammack, R-Gainesville

Byron Donalds, R-Naples

Matt Gaetz, R-Niceville

Laurel Lee, R-Tampa

Anna Paulina Luna, R-St. Petersburg

Brian Mast, R-Fort Pierce

Cory Mills, R-New Smyrna Beach

Bill Posey, R-Rockledge

Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Miami

Greg Steube, R-Sarasota

Michael Waltz, R-St. Augustine Beach