Kevin McCarthy Claims He Will Remove Ilhan Omar from Committee Over ‘Anti-Semitic’ Comments

California Republican Kevin McCarthy claims that when he becomes Speaker of the House again, he’ll remove “Squad” member Ilhan Omar from her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee over “anti-Semitic” remarks. During a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 2022 leadership meeting in Las Vegas, McCarthy stated, “We watch anti-Semitism grow, not just on our campuses, but we watched it grow In the halls of Congress.” According to Fox News, McCarthy also stated, “I promised you last year that as speaker she will no longer be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise.”

The Minnesota Democrat has been a vocal opponent of Israel. She compared the U.S. and the Jewish state to terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban. Additionally, she put out a resolution in support of the right to boycott Israel in 2019, drawing comparisons to earlier boycotts of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

McCarthy also criticized GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for saying that “vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazis forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.” Greene was fired from her committee positions after the remarks and for promoting perceived conspiracy theories. However, McCarthy has assured Greene that she will be reinstated if he is elected Speaker. Following a vote in Congress, Republicans decided to nominate the California legislator to be the next Speaker of the House after narrowly winning a majority in the House.

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