The Republican Party faces an uphill battle in its efforts to remove Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Several House members publicly opposed the move during the month of January.
The goal of Republican members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs has been to remove Ilhan Omar from the panel due to her statements about Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have accused her of being anti-Semitic.
In response to the Republican Party's efforts to remove Omar from the committee, Indiana Republican Victoria Spatz called them "bread and circuses." She noted that the actions of the party were similar to those taken against other members of Congress.
In a statement, Spatz criticized the actions of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who she said had taken unprecedented steps to remove members of Congress without proper process. She noted that she would not support the "charade" again.
According to Manu Raju, a CNN's Congressional correspondent, South Carolina Republican Nancy Mace stated that she would not support a resolution to remove Omar from the panel. She noted that she had supported the committee assignments of both Gosar and Greene during the previous Congress.
Mace reportedly stated that she would treat everybody equally. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has stated that he would remove Omar from the Foreign Relations Committee due to her past statements.
Nancy Mace signaled she is likely to oppose measure to boot Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs, noting she opposed kicking Marjorie Taylor Greene and Gosar from spots
"I'm going to treat everybody equally," she told me. "I want to be consistent on it."
GOP can only lose four R votes https://t.co/MHUoPcv8y5
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 23, 2023
During a televised interview with Maria Bartiromo in November, McCarthy stated that he would not allow Omar to be on the panel. He noted that she had made anti-Semitic statements.
According to a report from the Washington Examiner, two more House members are considering supporting the resolution to remove Omar from the panel. However, they are still conflicted.
The Republican Party has a narrow majority in the House, and it would only need to get a simple majority of four to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs panel.
According to McCarthy, it would be strange for members of the committee to not support a resolution against Omar. He noted that her statements about Israel were anti-Semitic.
Despite the efforts of McCarthy to remove Omar from the committee, she maintained that she had the support of several members of Congress.
According to a report from CBS News, Omar noted that members of the committee were working to prevent her from being removed from the panel.
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