(AbsoluteNews.com) – A group of Jewish Democrats recently pushed back after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) compared the US and Israel to the Taliban and Hamas. The remarks were just the latest in a long list of anti-Semitic and anti-American comments made by the embattled congresswoman. The group of Dems got nowhere with Omar as she immediately claimed they were being Islamophobic.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is clinging to power by the skin of her teeth, did nothing to punish Omar for her remarks. She recently said there would be no further action against the congresswoman. Republican leadership is appalled by that decision and speaking out against it.
During an appearance on “Fox and Friends” on June 15, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said he believes Pelosi should remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He explained the congresswoman has made anti-Semitic comments “…not once, but on numerous occasions” and now she is “anti-American,” as well.
McCarthy went on to say that if he wins the speakership again, he will make sure she is no longer on that committee.
McCarthy’s comments come a few months after Pelosi and her Democratic majority voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of her committee seats. Pelosi took the unprecedented step of punishing a House member that did not belong to her caucus. Traditionally, the party leadership handles its own members when they do something that they feel is out of line. In this case, the Left had a problem with comments
Greene made prior to becoming a congresswoman. She’d also apologized for her past mistakes and hoped to be able to move past them.
After the Democratic Party went after Greene, McCarthy condemned the move saying it was a “partisan power grab.” Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said Pelosi established a “new standard for punishing members” for things they did before they were ever in office.
While the Speaker was quick to punish Greene, she remains a staunch supporter of Omar, despite her anti-Semitism. It seems the only way Republicans are going to be able to punish her is if they hold the House majority.
In 2022, America will head to the polls again to decide who they want to lead Congress. Right now, it looks as though the GOP may take back the reins. That would leave McCarthy in a position to show Omar that she can’t continue her bigoted, unpatriotic behavior without consequences.
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