The GOP voted to boot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from House Foreign Affairs Committee today, provoking outrage from the Democrats.
This comes after Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) were also booted from the Intelligence Committee.
But the Democrats were not pleased with the move against Omar with many, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), having epic meltdowns on the House floor.
AOC said: “Now as also as a fellow New Yorker, I think one of the things we should talk about here is also one of the disgusting legacies of 9/11 has been the targeting and racism against Muslim Americans throughout the United States of America.
“And this is an extension of that legacy.
“I had a member of the Republican caucus threaten my life.
“And the Republican caucus rewarded him with one of the most prestigious committee assignments.
“Don’t tell me this is about consistency.
“This is about targeting women of color in the United States of apology.
“Don’t tell me because I didn’t get a single apology when my life was threatened.”
.@RepAOC @AOC defends Rep. @Ilhan Omar: "Don't tell me this is about consistency. Don't tell me that this is about a condemnation of anti-Semitic remarks…This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America." pic.twitter.com/pzVUhsgZoM
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 2, 2023
Either way, it’s an odd admission, but thank you for being honest. 😂 pic.twitter.com/bAtPvpWB0b
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) February 2, 2023
Rashida Tlaib said:
“To Congresswoman Omar, I am so sorry that our country is failing you today through this chamber.
“You belong on this committee.
Rep. Cori Bush said: “The white supremacy happening is unbelievable.
“Ilhan Omar has been harassed at her job for simply existing as a Muslim woman in Congress.”
“It’s not only a political stunt but also a blow to the integrity of our democratic institution and threat to our national security.
“My voice will get louder and stronger! My leadership will be celebrated around the world, as it has been.”
Enter liberal reporter Glenn Greenwald who said:
“Hillary Clinton’s fake Southern accent was more authentic and convicting than whatever that was that AOC thought she was doing there in that speech.”
Hillary Clinton’s fake Southern accent was more authentic and convicting than whatever that was that AOC thought she was doing there in that speech.https://t.co/muKvPnwPns
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 2, 2023