Ilhan Omar

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Kevin McCarthy vows to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs committee if GOP retakes the House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should "strip" Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her House Foreign Affairs Committee assignment, following the Minnesota representative's controversial comments comparing war crimes committed by the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, Politico reports. Omar has since clarified her remarks, which were made last week.
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What Ilhan Omar Actually Said

By the time Republicans and centrist Democrats had united late last week to scold Representative Ilhan Omar for a tweet—one of the few pastimes that still draw the two parties together, and something those selfsame chiders would doubtlessly decry, under different circumstances, as cancel culture or censorship—it no longer mattered what, exactly, Omar had said. They had already managed to make a news cycle out of it: mission accomplished.
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Pelosi’s excuses for the vile bigotry of Ilhan Omar are disgraceful

Last week, House Democratic leaders issued a rare joint statement about comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), declaring: “Drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the U.S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice.” But now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is walking back that admonishment, telling CNN that “we did not rebuke her,” but rather, “acknowledged that she made a clarification” and added that Omar is a “valued member” of the House Democratic caucus.