House Republicans Seek to Remove Ilhan Omar From Committee Assignments
House Democrats are looking to expel Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a feat they’re unlikely to succeed in. Even despite the Democrat majority in the House, they would still need about 70 Republican votes to expel her because it requires a two-thirds majority.
This comes after a wave of media coverage of Greene’s support for various conspiracy theories, some of which she has since denied supporting. While Democrats know they won’t actually succeed in expelling her, this really is just an effort to try to make her the “face of the GOP.”
A group of democrats introduced a resolution to strip her of all committee assignments, and in response, Republicans are saying “two can play at that game,” and are in turn targeting one of the Democrats’ crazies.
House GOP lawmakers are seeking this week to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from her committee assignments as Democrats push for similar action against embattled Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.
A proposed GOP-backed amendment to that measure calls for Omar, frequently identified as a member of the “Squad” of progressive Democrats, to be removed from her committee assignments “in light of conduct she has exhibited.” In the amendment, Republicans argue that Omar has made anti-Semitic comments that are grounds for dismissal.
Reps. Brian Babin (R-TX), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jody Hice (R-GA), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX) sponsored the proposed amendment.
Your daily reminder that @Ilhan Omar:
– Supports BDS
– Accused U.S. Jews of duel loyalty
– Said Israel hypnotized the world
– Said pro-Israel politicos are paid off by Jews
– Thinks Israel has no right to exist
So why is she still seated on House Foreign Affairs Committee?!
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 3, 2021
Omar has yet to comment on the measure.
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