George Santos turns to Cameo for income after expulsion from Congress

After his expulsion from Congress last week, George Santos is finding a new way to make some cash: Cameo.  Cameo is a website where people can pay celebrities to make personalized videos such as for the holidays or a birthday.  A link to Santos’ Cameo profile is available on his X profile. On his Cameo profile, Santos describes himself as a “former congressional ‘icon’” and “The Expelled member of Congress from New York City.” Interested parties can book a personal video with Santos starting at $200.  SANTOS VOWS TO FILE ETHICS COMPLAINTS AGAINST MULTIPLE LAWMAKERS HOURS AFTER EXPULSION FROM HOUSE Santos joins the league of former politicos – including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Roger Stone – who have joined Cameo to make some extra money. Santos’ move to Cameo comes as he faces serious legal trouble, and likely hefty legal bills, in his post-congressional life. Federal prosecutors in a 23-count indictment have accused him of duping donors, stealing from his campaign and lying to Congress. The House voted on Friday to expel the New York Republican representative after a blistering ethics report on his conduct heightened lawmakers’ concerns about the scandal-plagued freshman. Santos became just the sixth member in the chamber’s history to be ousted by colleagues, and the third since the Civil War. RAMASWAMY CALLS GEORGE SANTOS ‘INSANE AND PATHOLOGICAL LIAR,’ BUT SAYS EXPELLING HIM FROM CONGRESS WAS ‘WRONG’ The vote to expel was 311-114, easily clearing the two-thirds majority required. House Republican leaders opposed removing Santos, whose departure leaves them with a razor-thin majority, but in the end 105 GOP lawmakers sided with nearly all Democrats to expel him. The expulsion marked the final congressional chapter in a spectacular fall from grace for Santos. Celebrated as an up-and-comer after he flipped a district from Democrats last year, Santos’ life story began to unravel before he was even sworn into office. Reports emerged that he had lied about having Jewish ancestry, a career at top Wall Street firms and a college degree, among other things. Then, in May, Santos was indicted by federal prosecutors on multiple charges, turning his presence in the House into a growing distraction and embarrassment to the party. Santos’ expulsion narrows the GOP’s majority to 221-213 and Democrats will have a good opportunity to fill the vacancy.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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