(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, the United States House of Representatives voted to remove controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar — a member of the infamous “Squad” — from her seat on the prestigious Foreign Affairs Committee.
According to the New York Post:
“The GOP-led House voted Thursday to boot Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee over her past anti-Semitic comments after two Republicans once reluctant to oust her decided to support the resolution for removal.
“The vote to remove Omar broke along party lines, with 218 Republicans voting to strip her of the assignment and 211 Democrats backing their colleague. One Republican, David Joyce of Ohio, voted present.” [emphasis added]
By way of specifics:
“The move against the Somali-born Omar, one of two Muslim women serving in the House, follows outrage by Republicans over the removal of Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia from their committees by Democrats in the last Congress.
“Omar, 40, once compared Israel to terrorist organizations like Hamas and the Taliban, and said the relationship between the Jewish state and the United States is “all about the Benjamins” — even suggesting American lawmakers who support Israel were paid by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.” [emphasis added]
Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who is the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, supported the action to remove Omar, saying, “It’s just that her worldview of Israel is so diametrically opposed to the committee’s. I don’t mind having differences of opinion, but this goes beyond that.”
Defending herself, Omar stated in a post on Twitter, “We can’t go down this road. No member of Congress should be removed from committee because of accusations of undermining a relationship with a foreign country. Members must maintain their independence on policy issues.”
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