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On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that he has the votes to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee after the California Republican decided to oust the congresswoman from her assignment due to antisemitic comments she made while in Congress.

CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju tweeted that McCarthy has enough votes to oust Omar after Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) decided to alter her decision and vote in favor of removing the Minnesota congresswoman, as reported by Breitbart.

McCarthy, who has already removed Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), has faced opposition from some Republican members who were hesitant about removing Omar. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) both initially came out against McCarthy’s move, however, Spartz changed her mind on Tuesday.

“I appreciate Speaker McCarthy’s willingness to address legitimate concerns and add due process language to our resolution. Deliberation and debate are vital for our institution, not top-down approaches,” Spartz explained. “The rule of law, freedom of speech, and due process are fundamental to our Constitutional Republic.”

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“Our founding fathers understood that pure democracy is dangerous and can lead to the tyranny of the majority, mob rule, and dictatorship,” she continued. “As to my fellow conservatives, I think setting a precedent of allowing an appeal process for the Speaker’s and majority-party removal decisions is particularly important to freedom-loving legislators who usually are on the receiving end of issues like this.”


Now that McCarthy has the necessary votes to remove Omar, she will join her two Democrat colleagues in suffering the consequences of their actions in previous Congresses. Despite the repeated and well-reported instances in which Omar purposefully attacked the Jewish community with her comments, she still attempted to discredit Republicans’ legitimate concerns.

In defense of her antisemitic stances, Omar attempted to claim that she didn’t know about certain tropes used to discriminate against Jewish people.

As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, last week she joined CNN to attempt to explain herself: “I certainly did not or was not aware that the word hypnotized was a trope. I wasn’t aware of the fact that there are tropes about Jews and money. That has been a very enlightening part of this journey. To insinuate that I knowingly said these things when people have read into my comments to make it sound as if I have something against the Jewish community is so wrong.”

Further showing her true colors, Omar tweeted that McCarthy’s move is racist and xenophobic: “As the only African born, not being on the Africa subcommittee is not just an elimination of a unique voice but an elimination of all the voices that have never been heard on a committee on the continent. It’s racist, xenophobic, and discriminatory.”

With McCarthy finally having the votes to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the committee can finally get back to protecting America’s interests and forwarding American foreign policy. Omar’s comments were un-American and her removal from her assignment is justified. 

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