House GOP members are pushing to remove Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a so called “squad” member.
They are proposing a new amendment that calls for Omar’s departure from her committee assignments “after the conduct she has shown.”
The amendment was supported by a number of GOP lawmakers, which included Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Brian Babin (R-Texas) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.). These republicans all pointed to the Minnesota lawmaker’s anti-semitic statements in 2019, which got massive push-back from both Democrats and Republicans.
Illhan’s remarks seemed to question Jew’s loyalty to America based on their religious views. GOP representatives said her words were grounds for removal.
Meanwhile, Democrats are also calling for the removal of GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) over her pro-MAGA comments.
“Illhan’s comments are years old and yet she was still supported by Democrats,” Hice said. “Also, multiple other Democrats have said terrible things while in office and nothing has been done about it. It is completely unjust what they are attempting to do to Marjorie Greene. The way they are treating her is very hypocritical.”
Congressional Democrats have also slammed Greene for her more recent pro-American actions. They are now trying to permanently remove her from the Budget Committee and Education and Labor Committee.
Greene responded to the hate against her by saying it was all a “smear campaign” and that she is not backing down.