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Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has indicated that if he is elected Speaker of the House, he will expel Democratic representatives Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar from the committees they belong to due to what he described as unacceptable behavior.
During an interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy discussed the Republican Party’s regaining control of the US House of Representatives in the midterms. The congressman, who seems headed to be the next Speaker of the House, said that he would fulfill his promise to expel the three controversial congressmen (watch the full segment here).
McCarthy said he planned to remove Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over several “anti-Semitic” comments the congresswoman has made in the past.
“We watch antisemitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress,” he told the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas.
McCarthy also wrote via Twitter: “Last year, I promised that when I became Speaker, I would remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee based on her repeated anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.
I’m keeping that promise.”
Before joining Congress, Ilhan Omar claimed in a tweet that Israel had “hypnotized the world.” (Omar deleted the tweet since).
Also, after being elected, she presented a resolution to the House in which she compared Israel’s actions to those of the Nazi regime in Germany in the 1930s.
After backlash received from both sides of the aisle, including a statement signed by several representatives, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Omar publicly apologized on Twitter.
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