Republican Rep. Jorge Santos was expelled from the House of Representatives, a historic move not seen in more than 20 years.

Santos is the sixth House member in history to be ousted by his colleagues.

The vote to exclude exceeded the required two-thirds majority by 311 to 114 votes.

Santos faces 23 charges, including wire fraud and money laundering. The trial is scheduled for 2024.

Calls to oust Santos have grown after a House Ethics Committee report revealed the misuse of campaign funds.

Although Santos was not convicted, he was removed from office over concerns about imposing higher standards on members.

Republican leaders initially expressed support for Santos but ultimately voted to oust him.

Santos argued he was denied due process during a heated debate on the House floor.

The exclusion poses a political challenge to House Republican leadership and could affect their slim majority.

New York law allows Gov. Kathy Hochul to call a special election to fill Santos' vacant seat.