FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2023
American Association of Political Consultants Applauds U.S. House of Representatives for Upholding Ethics in Expulsion of George Santos
McLean, VA – The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) commends the United States House of Representatives for their decisive action in expelling Representative George Santos. This move, marked by bipartisan support, underscores the commitment of our nation’s lawmakers to uphold the highest standards of integrity and accountability in public service.
“The expulsion of George Santos from Congress is a significant step in reaffirming the core values of our political system,” said Larry Huynh, President of the AAPC. “Ethics and honesty are paramount in public office, and the AAPC stands firmly behind actions that reinforce these principles.”
Santos, whose tenure in Congress has been marred by controversy and allegations of falsehoods, was expelled following a thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee. This decision serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of truthfulness and ethical conduct in the political arena.
“As political consultants, we strive to enhance the democratic process by promoting transparency and integrity among consultants and elected officials,” added Kyle Roberts, Vice President of AAPC. “Congress’s action in this matter aligns with our mission to foster an environment where truth and accountability are non-negotiable.”
The AAPC believes that the expulsion of Santos will serve as a deterrent to future misconduct and reinforce the public’s trust in their elected representatives. We remain committed to supporting measures that strengthen the ethical framework of our political system and ensure that those in public office adhere to the highest standards of conduct.
Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has more than 1,600 members hailing from all corners of the globe. The Board of Directors is comprised of thirty-two members, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. The AAPC Foundation supports efforts to protect free speech, defend democracy, and prepare the next generation of political consultants to thrive. For more information, see www.theaapc.org.