Monday, March 27, 2023

(JNS) At press time, the U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote on a resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Axios reported.

The development comes after Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), one of three Republicans to have expressed opposition to the move, said on Tuesday, Jan. 31 that she would vote in favor of the resolution after language was added to allow lawmakers to appeal their removals from committees.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) earlier this month repeated his promise to oust Omar from her influential post.

“Look at Congresswoman Omar, her antisemitic comments that have gone forward. We’re not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs,” said McCarthy in a December interview.

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