House Republicans vote to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs panel

Source: The Hill | February 2, 2023 | Mychael Schnell

House Republicans voted on Thursday to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee, notching a win for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who has long vowed to oust the Minnesota Democrat from the panel.

The chamber approved the resolution in a party-line 218-211-1 vote. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) voted present.

The resolution — sponsored by freshman Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio), who is Jewish — lists a number of remarks Omar has made in the past Republicans say are antisemitic. It argues that the congresswoman “disqualified herself” from serving on the Foreign Affairs panel, which “is viewed by nations around the world as speaking for Congress on matters of international importance and national importance and national security.”


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