December 5, 2023
Watch: Charlamagne Tha God Says GOP Dumped George Santos Because He's Gay
Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 2 MIN.
Everyone has their own theory about why the GOP finally gave the embattled former New York congressperson George Santos the boot. But Charlamagne tha God's theory is a little more straight to the point: "Republicans don't f–k with that gay s–t."
Charlamagne was filling in as Monday's special guest host on "The Daily Show when he made the comments, and they garnered a mix of laughter and applause from the live studio audience in agreement.
"I think it's very important to acknowledge a large part of why he was kicked out is that he's gay," said Charlamagne. As he explained that Santos "could never be a full part of that club" because of his sexuality.
"Yes, he was a scam artist who stole and lied, but Republicans are ride and die with all kinds of liars and crooks," he shared. "I'm just saying look at their track record. If you're LGBT they'll make you GTFO."
Amen, which might be why Republicans continue to put LGBTQ rights under attack and elected Mike Johnson as Speaker to do their bidding.
However, Charlamagne didn't stop there. In fact, he shared that Santos should not even have been expelled from Congress "for two reasons."
"One, we were all safer when we knew where this dude was. Now he can be anywhere. He can be at Nordstrom using your credit card right now," he said.
"But more importantly, I don't think Congress should come before the court," he explained. "You shouldn't be able to kick someone out for crimes they haven't actually been convicted of yet, and I tell you why. To get convicted in a court it takes 12 ordinary citizens to judge you. And I trust 12 randos off the street way more than 435 congresspeople."
Charlamagne added, "Imagine if all our coworkers could vote on whether we should have a job. We'd all be unemployed."
It was the most spot-on TV rant we've seen in a while, and you can watch it in full below. Or you can find Santos on Cameo and ask him exactly what he has been up to for $10.