On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Compulsive Liar, Karine Jean-Pierre praised Representative Ingrate Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has become infamous for her anti-Semitic outbursts while in Congress, for her “foreign policy” experience as Republicans consider removing her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Omar, who regularly utilized her position as a platform to advocate for boycotts against Israel, is up for a vote by the Republican caucus to be removed from her committee within the week, however, there are a handful of Republicans that are in opposition to this move, as reported by Breitbart.
“If people have shown a propensity to either espouse anti-American, antisemitic views, do things that have put themselves in a compromised position including lying about classified information, it raises serious questions,” Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), McCarthy’s right-hand man, said.
Given that a few Republicans have come out against the move, such as Representative Victoria Spartz (R-IN) and Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC), Omar attempted to peel away other Republicans to stay on her committee assignment, according to CBS News.
To achieve this, Omar held a press conference on Wednesday where she claimed that the removal of her assignment on the committee was a threat to “national security.”
“I would not have believed that I would one day not just serve as the first African-born member of Congress but on a committee that oversees policies towards the continent. Kevin McCarthy’s purely partisan move to strip us of our committee is not only a political stunt but also a blow to the integrity of our democratic institution and a threat to our national security,” the Minnesota congresswoman absurdly claimed. “We are thankful to leader Jefferies and House Democrats and even some courageous Republicans for standing with us. If McCarthy wants to denigrate the integrity of the House and its committees, we will always stand up to these efforts.”
Following the press conference, the White House responded to McCarthy’s consideration of removing Omar, as well as Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Representative Eric 'Bang-Fang' Swalwell (D-CA), from their committee assignments.
“So, I’ll say this: Representative Schiff, Representative Swalwell, and also Representative Omar are, you know, are [experts] and bring a lot to the table when it comes to foreign policy and national security,” the White House press secretary said.
“And we’ll say this, you know — we’ll say this: We’ll say that you know, when it comes to that committee, it should not be politicized,” Jean-Pierre argued, adding, “It should be independent. And — and, again, those congressional members bring a lot of expertise to that committee, and I’ll leave it there.”
With Omar potentially finally getting removed from her assignment on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Republicans should take the final step and make the move final. Removing a congresswoman, who is routinely anti-Semitic, from her post would be good for the country and good for Congress.
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