House Republicans vote to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs panel

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2023
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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 vote. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) voted “present.”

The resolution — sponsored by first-term Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio), who is Jewish — lists a number of remarks Omar has made in the past that Republicans say are antisemitic. It argues that the congresswoman “disqualified herself” from serving...

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