Omar Calls GOP Holdouts ‘Far Right Insurrectionists’

At a glance

  • Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar reacted to now Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s deal with fellow Republicans to secure the speakership by calling the Republican holdouts “far right insurrectionists.”
  • “McCarthy just agreed to a deal with far right insurrectionists that would hold the entire US and global economy hostage to extreme cuts to everything from housing to education, healthcare, Social Security and Medicare,” the Minnesota Democrat tweeted hours before McCarthy was elected Speaker of the House in one of the longest voting cycles in American history.
  • “Hard to overstate how dangerous this is,” Omar added.

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