House Republicans led by Kevin McCarthy plan to move forward with a resolution to strip Ilhan Omar of her role in the House Foreign Affairs Committee due to recent controversial remarks she made.
Omar received backlash for apparently comparing the U.S. and Israel to terrorist groups Hamas and the Taliban.
Reps. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y. are introducing a resolution to censure Omar, D-Minn., as well as other “Squad” members.
The resolution says “Omar accused the United States of backing crimes against humanity,” notes that “Ocasio-Cortez accused the Government of Israel of committing ”human rights abuses,’ says “Tlaib accused the Government of Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Palestinians,” and accuses Pressley of equating support of Israel to “supporting oppression, violence, and apartheid.”
In addition, according to PunchBowl News, McCarthy is expected to offer a privileged resolution stripping Omar of her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 14, 2021