(FreedomBeacon.com)- After House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reaffirmed his promise to strip Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of her position on the Foreign Affairs Committee once Republicans take the House, the Minnesota Democrat accused him of “ginning up fear and hate against Somali-Americans.”
While speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas this week, McCarthy told the crowd that he promised to remove Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee over her attacks against Israel and her anti-Semitic statements, and he intends on keeping that promise.
In response, Omar released a statement accusing McCarthy of continuing former President Trump’s “sustained campaign against Muslim and African voices,” claiming his promise to remove her from a House committee will “gin up fear and hate against Somali-Americans and anyone who shares my identity.”
No. It’s him promising to remove you from a committee you never should have been assigned to in the first place.
Then Omar turned her attack on Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, claiming that she and Republicans like her are the ones stoking “open hostility” toward “religious minorities.”
Omar said if Kevin McCarthy wanted to address “the rise in hate,” he should apologize to her and make sure other members of the Republican caucus apologize as well.
She accused McCarthy of “repeatedly” singling her out for hatred, including by threatening to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. She said his threat to have her removed will do “nothing to address the issues our constituents deal with,” like inflation, healthcare, or solving “the climate crisis.”
Omar sitting on the Foreign Affairs committee won’t do anything about inflation, healthcare, or “climate change” either.
What goes around comes around, Ilhan.
Last year, the Democrat-controlled House voted to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments over her supposed previous embrace of the Q-Anon conspiracy theory.
Later in 2021, the Democrat-controlled House voted to strip Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar of his committee assignments after he tweeted a video that was disparaging of Omar’s fellow Squaddie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.