Buh-Bye! Ilhan Omar to be Removed from Foreign Affairs Cmte. for Anti-Semitism, 'Likely' Speaker McCarthy Says

Nick Kangadis | November 21, 2022
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When people get exactly what they deserve coming to them, you hate to see it — you really do. Of course, I’m joking. When something happens professionally to a member of Congress who hates the way the country that gave them everything they have was constructed, it seems to be a time to cheer on. And in this case, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced on Saturday that if he officially becomes Speaker of the House in 2023 he will be removing activist “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“I promised you last year that as speaker she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise,” McCarthy told the audience at the 2022 Republican Jewish Coalition meeting.

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McCarthy cited Omar’s previous anti-Semitic comments as the main impetus for her removal from the committee.

“We watch antisemitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress,” McCarthy said, according to Fox News.

It’s not clear why she was on the committee in the first place, other than to tick off her political adversaries, but she didn’t really accomplish much in her time on said committee.

McCarthy’s position as Speaker of the House isn’t carved in stone, but is reported to be “likely” when the vote takes place on January 3.


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