Republican Party Executive Committee Resolve to Remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee
A petition led by Jacob Wohl has collected more than 300,000 signed petitions to impeach Nancy Pelosi. The petition statement reads: “Rep Ilhan Omar was singled out during the campaign for her propensity to make anti-Semitic remarks while refusing to condemn terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas.
“Following her election to the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi placed Representative Omar on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which is critical in guiding American foreign policy. Since taking office, Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism has continued and even increased.”
“She blamed Jewish money for America’s pro-Israel foreign policy and invoked ‘Benjamin’s Baby’ as an anti-Semitic trope aimed at Jared Kushner. “It’s enough! It’s time Rep. Ilhan Omar is removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
In other news, Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee voted in favor of Expelling Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. State Assemblyman Tommy Hanes, R-Bryant, introduced the resolution. The resolution was submitted too late for review by the ALGOP Resolutions Committee.
Under Alabama Republican Party rules, any member of the Executive Committee may introduce a resolution from the floor; but to be adopted without going through the Resolutions Committee requires a majority of two-thirds of the votes.
It didn’t matter. Hanes’ resolution was passed anyway. Hanes told the full Executive Committee that Omar’s criticism of US troops and his criticism of Israel and calls to boycott the US Middle East ally meant he did not deserve another seat in Congress. Rep. Ilhan Omar, DMinn. , is pushing ahead with a controversial Islamophobia law, but not everyone, including the Biden administration, seems to fully agree with the proposal.
The International Anti-Islamophobia Law directs the State Department to establish a
Special Representative and an Islamophobia Office. According to the bill, these entities would monitor and combat Islamophobia around the world. The State Department has conveyed a number of concerns to Congress staffers about Omar’s bill, according to a House official.
“While we share the views of the bill, the revisions would be appropriate to maintain the Secretary’s flexibility in administering the Department to convert prescribed mandates and provisions into permissive powers so that the Secretary would be empowered to establish Office and Envoy”, the department said in a message last week. Republicans spent much of Thursday’s hearing poking fun at a bill introduced by the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota to tackle Islamophobia around the world.
Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania sarcastically calling for his inclusion in Omar’s anti-Islamophobia law. “What about those who are gay, you know, the LGBTQ community? That should be part of this bill. “Let’s move on, you know, there are people who are overweight and there are skinny kids who are teased,” Meuser added. “Why aren’t they there too?
Meanwhile, the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has faced accusations of Islamophobia and hate speech after escalating attacks on Muslim US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. against Israel critics in Congress, who are mostly progressive Democrats.
The outrage did not cause AIPAC to change course; In fact, the pro-Israel group repeated its message in which it linked Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, to terrorism. “Her baseless attack on us cannot differ from [Omar’s] attack on the US and Israel,” AIPAC said in a tweet that Slevin replied to.
“It is outrageous that Rep. Omar, putting the US and Israel on the same footing as the Taliban and Hamas. There is no moral equivalence between democratic allies and the terrorists who attack them.