House Minority Leader Pushing For Pelosi To Remove Omar From Committee
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has come out and stated that he believes Speaker Nancy Pelosi should boot Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, and went on to say that if she doesn’t take that course of action, Republicans will make sure that happens as soon as they take control of the House during the 2022 midterm elections.
“This is an individual that has not once, but on numerous occasions, been anti-Semitic,” McCarthy stated during a talk on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” concerning Omar and her racist comments. “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, who has been in hot water plenty of times in the past for her anti-Semitic comments, got in trouble once again last week after she posted on Twitter 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.
“I will promise you this: If we are fortunate enough to have the majority, Omar would not be serving on Foreign Affairs, or anybody that has an anti-Semitic, anti-American view,” McCarthy went on to say, “That is not productive, and that is not right.”
McCarthy did not directly threaten to force a vote to censure Omar or to kick her off the committee, but Republican leaders discussed the situation while meeting Monday and the matter is expected to be brought up again at a conference meeting today.
Pelosi on Sunday, while addressing the situation, insisted that House Democrats have not rebuked the Minnesota Democrat. She also called Omar a “valued member of our caucus” and said, “she clarified, we thanked her, end of subject.”
McCarthy went on to say during the chat on Tuesday that he’s worried about President Biden’s upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“America’s worse off because of Biden’s weakness,” McCarthy declared. “We’re actually a country in crisis. The families are concerned about crime, about costs, about competitiveness. If you’re sitting here drinking coffee today you’re paying more. If you’re eating the cereal, the milk costs more. If you get in your car and drive to work your gas costs more.”
McCarthy then smacked the president about crime being on the rise and how the border crisis is still not under control.
“Fentanyl has increased by 300% and now we have a president who stopped America from being energy-independent (with the) Keystone XL pipeline but rewarded Putin with Nord Stream 2 to give Russia greater control over Europe,’ the House Minority Leader said. “We are currently in a crisis based on Biden’s weakness. Had he literally done nothing when he went into office, America would be stronger today.”
From Ken Blackwell
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