This Thursday, the House held a voting session to eliminate the Democratic Rep. from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The voting was planned by the Republicans because of Omar’s past, full of antisemitic and anti-American comments.
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This resolution passed in a 218-211 vote following a fierce argument in which Democrats blamed GOP members for hypocrisy and racism. They also accused the Republican Party of policing Democrats over suspicious activities and behaviors.
While accusing the GOP of racism, Omar claimed:
“I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa,” Omar said. “Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?”
The GOP members claimed that Omar’s history of making insensitive comments made her unfavorable to be a part of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The GOP Rep from Mississippi, who also heads the House Ethics Committee, Michael Guest, claimed that the Republican Party is only pursuing the “roadmap previously approved” by the 117th Congress. The Democrats used this roadmap to eliminate any GOP member from all the House Committees.
The Republican Rep. from New York, Nicole Malliotakis, claimed that she is a firsthand witness to Omar’s anti-Americanism and antisemitism.
Malliotakis stated about Omar:
“As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I’ve sat there and heard the representative actually spew anti-American rhetoric as well.”
“I’ve been in that committee room where the representative equates Israel and the United States to Hamas and the Taliban. Absolutely unacceptable for a member of that committee.”