The Republican-controlled House has voted 218 to 209 along party lines to move forward with a resolution to remove Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. A final House vote is expected today. In an interview on CNN, Omar said Republicans are targeting her because she is Muslim.
Rep. Ilhan Omar: “You remember Marjorie Taylor Greene coming to Congress after Rashida and I got sworn in and saying Muslims are infiltrating Congress. You remember Boebert saying that I was a terrorist. What did McCarthy do? He said she apologized, and we don’t have to worry about her Islamophobia. That never happened. And so, these people are OK with Islamophobia. They’re OK with trafficking, in their own ways, in antisemitism. They are not OK with having a Muslim have a voice on that committee.”