McCarthy Reaffirms Promise To Pull Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy this weekend made good on a previous promise that if elected House speaker for the next Congress he will remove Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber's House Foreign Affairs Committee for her antisemitic remarks
Ilhan Omar

At a glance

  • McCarthy reaffirmed his promise Saturday at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas.
  • “We watch antisemitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress. I promised you last year that as speaker she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise,” the California Republican said.
  • Since Omar was elected to Congress in 2018, she has made comments against Jews and Israel and used antisemitic tropes. Omar has apologized at least once for such comments.
  • In a since-deleted tweet, Omar, who is Muslim, said Jews were buying political support tweeting, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

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