As Rebecca reported, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was stripped of her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee after a series of unrepentant anti-Semitic comments and sympathizing for Islamic terrorist organizations. The House voted to remove her Thursday afternoon.
I voted to remove Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs. I don’t like tit-for-tat politics but the reality is that the Foreign Affairs Committee travels abroad often & represents the United States. They represent our values," Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw wrote on Twitter about his vote. "Anti-semitism has no place in such an important delegation."
Today, some people will do something to Ilhan Omar’s committee assignment.— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) February 2, 2023
BREAKING: The House of Representatives votes to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/Y4KDO5f2fk— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023
Ahead of the vote fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who has repeatedly justified Palestinian terrorism in Israel, got emotional on the House floor.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib has a complete meltdown, screaming and crying over the resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs committee. pic.twitter.com/5C4bbJnHwU— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined in the outrage and threw a fit.
AOC just threw a temper tantrum on the House Floor, slamming her notebook on the podium as she finished speaking.— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023
"This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America!" pic.twitter.com/W5Bshyszdr
The White House is also weighing in.
KJP: Republicans voting to remove Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee is "a political stunt" and a "disservice to the American people." pic.twitter.com/GjkJJOLKhy— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023