By Erin B. Logan
The California delegation, which was deeply divided on previous attempts to oust the New Yorker, swung hard against him. Six California Republicans and seven Democrats, including Rep. Katie Porter of Irvine, a Senate candidate, shifted from opposing Santos’ expulsion or voting present just a few weeks ago to supporting his removal Friday.
Republican Reps. David Valadao of Hanford, Michelle Steel of Seal Beach, Young Kim of Anaheim Hills, John Duarte of Modestoand Ken Calvert of Corona, who all face competitive reelection contests next year, were among those who shifted from opposing Santos’ expulsion in November to supporting it Friday.
Two Democrats — Robert Scott of Virginia and Nikema Williams of Georgia — voted against expulsion Friday, as did 112 Republicans, including California Reps. Darrell Issa of Bonsall, Tom McClintock of Elk Grove and Doug LaMalfa of Richvale. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield did not vote. Two Democrats — Al Green of Texas and Jonathan Jackson of Illinois — voted present.
Source: L.A. Times