House Republicans led by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) wrote to House Democrat leadership on Friday asking for the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of recent statements she has made against Jews and America.
“We write with a profound sense of concern in light of anti-American, antisemitic, and bigoted statements made by our colleague, Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-05),” the group wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY).
The letter noted that Omar’s anti-Semitic retoric preceded her time in the House, but that she has continued those comments since taking office and has faced “no accountable consequences from House Democratic leadership” for doing so.
Omar famously characterized the 9/11 attacks on America as “some people did something,” and she said that American support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.”
“Through her history of inflammatory, antisemitic, and subversive rhetoric, Representative Omar has repeatedly revealed her true beliefs which are counter to the example a Member of Congress must set,” the Republicans said.
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