Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out Republicans ahead of potential vote to take away committee post


January 26, 2023

Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar scorned Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Wednesday as the GOP attempt to remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee approaches a critical point.

McCarthy, who narrowly won the speakership earlier this month, has long promised to keep Omar from one of her prized committee slots. He maintained that threat after Republicans won the House, citing in a tweet "her repeated anti-semitic and anti-American remarks."

Omar isn't alone in being targeted by McCarthy. The speaker followed through on another pledge when he tweeted Tuesday that he had rejected the attempt by Democrats to keep California Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee.


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