A lengthy debate on committee assignments for problematic Democratic members of the House of Representatives resulted in Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Mn.) being removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Omar was removed due to accusations of anti-semitism and her radical anti-Israel stance that has attracted criticism from both Republicans and moderate Democrats in the House.
When discussing the supposed influence of pro-Israel lobbies in the United States, such as AIPAC, Omar famously leaned in to an anti-semitic trope that Jewish people used the money to influence perceptions about Israel. “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” she said.
Some of Omar’s Democratic colleagues from ‘The Squad’ decried her removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee on the House floor today, including Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mi.) and Representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez (D-Ny.).
Cortez claimed that Omar’s removal from the Committee was due to racist attitudes against Muslims and ‘Women of color’ in the United States.
Wow AOC doesn’t hold back here pic.twitter.com/GxHNtaKkaJ
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Tlaib took the theatrics a step further, breaking down in tears while condemning her Republican colleagues and having to be gaveled down due to speaking over her alloted time.
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Rashida Tlaib literally breaks down in tears over Ilhan Omar being removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee. pic.twitter.com/Q81minIxvJ
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Anti-Semitic Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) broke down on the House floor Thursday as Republicans voted to remove fellow “Squad” member Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“I am so sorry, sis, that our country is failing you today,” Talib said through tears. “The GOP is now doing what it is best at, weaponizing hate against a black, beautiful, Muslim woman.”
Led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), congressional Republicans voted to remove Omar from the committee over her frequent anti-Semitic comments, including a 2012 remark that “Israel has hypnotized the world.” Every House Democrat voted against Omar’s removal.
In 2019, Omar said lawmakers only support Israel because of funding from pro-Israel groups.
“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” the Democrat tweeted.
The resolution for Omar’s removal was introduced by Republican Rep. Max Miller (Ohio).