Progressive Democrat House Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has been ousted from the Foreign Affairs Committee, but she and her fellow ‘Squad’ members are crying sexism, and of course, racism.
No accountability was taken for the antisemitic remarks she made, which got her voted out of the Committee by a 218-211 resolution vote. The resolution was introduced by one of two Jewish Republicans in the House of Representatives, Max Miller of Ohio.
“Omar has disqualified herself from serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, a panel that is viewed by nations around the world as speaking for Congress on matters of international importance and national security,” said Miller when announcing the resolution.
Omar “cannot be an objective decision-maker on the Foreign Affairs Committee given her biases against Israel and against the Jewish people,” Miller added.
National Review writes:
Omar has made several antisemitic comments throughout her career. Before entering public office, in 2012, Omar tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
Although Omar apologized for the comments, she has subsequently made additional antisemitic remarks.
Although Omar attempted to find some form of forgiveness in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash by saying, “I might have used words at the time that I didn’t understand were trafficking in antisemitism” her true sentiments shined through.
In the same interview, Omar added it was “politically motivated” by Republicans. “It’s motivated by the fact that many of these members don’t believe a Muslim, a refugee, an African should even be in Congress, let alone have the opportunity to serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee.” And there it is; Omar covers her own hatred by calling others sexist and racist.
Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York ranted on the House floor in defense of her colleague saying the Republicans were targeting “women of color.”