GOP Wants to Drop ‘Anti-Semitic’ Omar from Committees

GOP Wants to Drop ‘Anti-Semitic’ Omar from Committees

February 3, 2021

Several House Republicans want to remove Muslim, radical Rep. Ilhan Omar from her committee assignments based on her history of promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, according to Breitbart News.

Reps. Brian Babin, Jeff Duncan, Jody Hice, Andy Biggs, and Ronny Jackson are seeking Omar’s removal by way of an amendment to counter a measure from Democrats to remove GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments due to her promotion of conspiracy theories and her alleged association with the far-right QAnon movement.

“The House is set to consider a measure this week that calls for Taylor Greene, a controversial first-term lawmaker known for support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, from her assignment on the Education and Labor Committee,” Fox News reported. “A proposed GOP-backed amendment to that measure calls for Omar, frequently identified as a member of the ‘Squad’ of progressive Democrats, to be removed from her committee assignments.”

The Daily Wire reported that Omar has an extensive history in trafficking in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and tropes, including her claim that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” which then-New York Times columnist Bari Weiss noted was similar to statements promoted in Nazi Germany.

The Daily Wire also slammed Omar for supporting the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “Many of the founding goals of the BDS movement, including denying the Jewish people the universal right of self-determination – along with many of the strategies employed in BDS campaigns are anti-Semitic,” the left-wing ADL said in a statement.

“Omar has spoken out against sanctions being used against nations like socialist Venezuela and the Islamic Republic of Iran, but reportedly has different views when it comes to sanctioning Israel,” the Daily Wire reported. “Omar is not the only Democrat that Republicans could seek to get kicked off of committee assignments as far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has her own history of making anti-Semitic remarks.”

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