House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Saturday that when he is speaker of the House next year he plans to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her “antisemitic” comments.
“We watch antisemitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress,” he said at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas.
“I promised you last year that as speaker she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise,” he said to cheers from the audience.
McCarthy is the likely next speaker once Republicans take the majority in January, pending a vote for the position on Jan. 3. Republicans will have a slim majority, so he can only afford to lose a handful of votes.
Since being elected to Congress in 2018, Omar has made several controversial comments widely deemed to perpetuate antisemitic tropes, including saying it was “all about the Benjamins” for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and tweeting, “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” which was seen as equating Israel and the U.S. to the Taliban.
Last year, I promised that when I became Speaker, I would remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee based on her repeated anti-semitic and anti-American remarks.
I'm keeping that promise. pic.twitter.com/04blBx3neD
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 19, 2022
In a tweet before joining Congress, the Democrat claimed Israel had “hypnotized the world” and after being elected she submitted a resolution to the House comparing boycotting Israel to boycotting the Nazis.
McCarthy also condemned remarks made by Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene last year when she said, “Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star,” which was seen as minimizing the Holocaust.
Democrats, who are currently in the majority, removed Greene from her committee assignments over the comments and other controversial ones she has made in the past.
McCarthy promised Greene he would reinstate her committee assignments when he’s speaker. Greene has said she plans to vote for him.
Scumbag trees in his traitor McCarthy needs to talk about what he’s going to do when he’s in office and we the American people need to talk about why is it even thinking that we want him in office this proves we have no vote and no word and no say this is called a domestic communist terrorist coup by putting scumbags in office that the American people 100% don’t want to be running a representing our party this is proof it all has to burn down to demonic to go forward for any kind of Justice in any country he needs a Hillary Clinton unfortunate accident
McCarthy ain’t gonna do shit!
Congress and Senate need the same rules as president, natural born in the United States, term limits of 8 years!
Why is “antisemitic” in quotes? Are you suggesting that her remarks were not antisemitic? She is a known, outspoken supporter of jihad against “infidels” and hater of Jews and Americans. She is known to have been a member of a terrorist group in her native country. My feeling is that she was sent here on a mission. We STILL have yet to address the source of such virulent antisemitism within certain cultures, which is Christianity and Islam. In places where they have had little to no influence, there is little to no antisemitism. Ever since their inception, for reasons too lengthy to give here, they have actively sowed and spread the seeds of Jew hatred. They are also the only two religions that claim to be the one true one. Hmmm…. It’s only when we address the source of something that we can begin to create solutions.