House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, and if she doesn’t, Republicans will do it if they take control of the House in the 2022 midterm election, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Tuesday.
“This is an individual that has not once, but on numerous occasions, been anti-Semitic,” McCarthy said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” about Omar, D-Minn. “Her own entire Congress had to rebuke her in (the) last one, but she’s not just anti-Semitic, she’s anti-American now and equating America to the Taliban, to Hamas.”
Omar came under fire after she tweeted last week: “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”
She has since offered a clarification, saying in a statement that her comments were misunderstood and that she had never made “a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel” and that she was “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems,” reports The New York Times.
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