As George San­tos faces pos­si­ble expul­sion, what hap­pens next for the New York House seat?

Rep. George San­tos (R‑NY) is set to face his third expul­sion attempt as soon as this week, with the New York fresh­man already con­ced­ing defeat that he’ll be oust­ed from the House and won’t run for reelec­tion.
If San­tos is removed, that brings the House GOP’s four-seat major­i­ty down to just three — set­ting the stage for a spe­cial elec­tion in New York to fin­ish out his term in a dis­trict that leans like­ly Demo­c­ra­t­ic. A slew of oth­er can­di­dates have already lined up to replace San­tos in the like­li­hood he is expelled, includ­ing Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans.
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In a lengthy inter­view on an X Space host­ed by Mon­i­ca Matthews over the week­end, San­tos pre­dict­ed he would be expelled from the low­er cham­ber in law­mak­ers’ lat­est efforts to kick him out of Con­gress despite the first-term incum­ben …