After making numerous antisemitic comments, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee after the House voted on Thursday. The resolution was passed 218-211 with all Democrats voting against the resolution and one Republican voting ‘present.’ Although Omar has apologized for some of her offensive remarks, Republicans agreed that she was not a good fit for representing America on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
According to Breitbart, Omar developed a reputation for being antisemitic after sharing comments including Israel had “hypnotized the world” and that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.”
Additionally, “in 2019, Omar introduced a resolution that supported the anti-Israel ‘boycott, divestment, sanctions’ (BDS) movement. In 2021, she lumped ‘atrocities’ supposedly committed by the U.S. and Israel in with those committed by the Taliban and Hamas. Equating the U.S. and its Middle East ally to the two terrorist groups led to condemnation from her own party’s leadership and again resulted in Omar apologizing. Later in 2021, Omar was one of just nine members of the House to vote against a $1 billion investment in Israel’s defense system.”
Omar also drew attention for the comment she made at a conference hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that they were founded as a group “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Furious at the resolution, Omar is calling herself a victim and fellow Democrats are in agreement. According to the Daily Mail, Omar questioned if anyone was really “surprised” that she was being “targeted.” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y) also questioned if Omar was being “targeted” for “the way she looks.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) threw the same accusation stating that “this is about targeting women of color.”
Still, Republicans remained firm in their resolution to unseat Omar from the Committee. In a statement made to Breitbart, Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) said Omar had “no place representing American interests” on the Foreign Affairs Committee,” adding that “there is no debate that Ilhan Omar, the face of antisemitism in the Democrat Party, has no place representing American interests on the Foreign Affairs Committee.”