Kevin McCarthy (California Republican) is the House Speaker. He’s doing everything he promised. Because of Ilhan Omar’s long history of anti-Semitism, McCarthy removed her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
She once argued that American support for Israel was unacceptable. “all about the Benjamins.”There are currently 222 Republicans in Congress, while 218 have voted for Omar’s removal.
“For years, Democratic leadership has failed to hold Rep. Ilhan Omar accountable for her vile, hateful, and dangerous anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric,”In a statement, the Republican Jewish Coalition stated. “Today, Republicans, under Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s leadership, kept their promise to remove Rep. Omar from the prestigious and crucially important House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition has been working for Rep. Omar’s removal from this important committee and they said that they were grateful that she will no longer be in such a privileged position and able to influence legislation that is focused on US policy toward Israel and the Middle East.
The Republicans’ resolution said that Omar had “brought dishonor to the House of Representatives”Due to her antisemitic remarks, she was disqualified from a seat on the Foreign Affairs committee.
The House was not all happy. In fact, Rashida Tlaib, a Democratic Representative from Michigan, broke down on the House floor on Thursday.
“Where are the free speech warriors today?”Tlaib responded. “The hypocrisy is obvious to the American people, you are showing who you all are really.”
She broke down and spoke even when she was repeatedly told that time was up.
“I know that Congresswoman Omar will not be silenced,” Tlaib yelled. “To Congresswoman Omar, I am so sorry sis, that our country is failing you today through this chamber!”
Tlaib’s microphone was eventually turned off.
Rashida Tlaib actually weeps at Ilhan Omar’s removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee. pic.twitter.com/Q81minIxvJ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 2, 2023
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