Florida lawmakers posted a tongue-in-cheek “memorial” video on Friday featuring former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and former Rep. George Santos (R-New York).
“In memory of the members of Congress who left us too soon. They are gone, but they are not forgotten,” said Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida). With subtitles The video was posted on Platform X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday afternoon.
The video, set to Sarah McLachlan's “Angel,” features black-and-white photos of Santos, McCarthy, and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R.N.C.). Mr. McCarthy and Mr. McHenry announced this week that they would both be leaving the House. California's Republican lawmaker will leave the House at the end of the year, and his North Carolina colleague will also leave at the end of his term.
McCarthy became the first speaker of the House of Representatives to be ousted in October. McHenry gained notoriety by serving as chairman pro tempore following McCarthy's ouster.
“I will continue to elect and run for office with the best and brightest people in this country. The Republican Party is growing every day, and I will use my experience to help support the next generation of leaders.” McCarthy said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Wednesday.
Santos was expelled from Congress in a bipartisan vote last week. The former New York congressman's controversial tenure in the House follows a damning House Ethics Committee report that found there was “substantial evidence of possible violations of federal criminal law” on Santos' behalf. finished.
“The House voted. That's the House vote,” Santos said after his removal was revealed. “They just set a new dangerous precedent for themselves.”
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