Itâs not a lying Long Island iced tea, but a Washington, DC, bar is celebrating George Santosâ expulsion from the House of Representatives with a new cocktail aptly named after the disgraced New York Republican.
The âAdios Santosâ â a grapefruit margarita â is being served up for $10 all weekend long at Sticky Fingers Diner, in the Districtâs H Street Corridor, just blocks from where 311 House lawmakers voted in favor of ousting their 35-year-old former colleague on Friday.
âDiners can toast to Congress agreeing on something for a change,â Doron Petersan, the founder of vegan diner and bar, told the Hill.
âTo help turn the grift into a gift,â government-ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington will receive $1 for every âAdios Santosâ sold, the eatery said in an Instagram post unveiling the delicious looking lime-garnished, dark orange beverage.
Santos, only the sixth member of the House to ever be expelled, was booted a little more than a year after his 2022 midterm election victory in New Yorkâs 3rd Congressional District.
Santos admitted to The Post last December â before he was even sworn into office â that he fabricated his education, work history and told voters he was âJew-ishâ despite being Catholic.
A House Ethics Committee probe and Justice Department criminal investigation into his campaign finances ensued.
In October, Santos was slapped with a 23-count federal indictment for allegedly having laundered his campaignâs money and defrauded donors. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Calls for his ouster grew the following month when the ethics panel released its scathing report on Santos.
The report concluded that the Long Island lawmaker âblatantly stoleâ from campaign funds and made jarring expenses with donor money, including OnlyFans subscriptions, Botox purchases, trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and a shopping spree at the luxury brand HermÃ©s.
Santos, who previously dodged two votes to expel him, served 328 days in the House and introduced 40 pieces of legislation during his tenure, none of which made it out of committee.
Only one of his bills, the âDefund the CCP On Campus Act of 2023,â which was co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), earned the backing of a colleague.
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