Mike Pence Calls for Ilhan Omar to Be Removed from House Foreign Affairs Committee
By Matt Margolis May 10, 2019
Today, in an interview with Fox News, Vice President Pence called on the Democratic House leadership to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee.
â€œIlhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments against our most cherished ally, Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American," Pence said in the interview. "And frankly the fact that very recently, sheâ€™s been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and the poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela tells me â€¦ Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has no place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Democratic leadership ought to remove her."
This is not the first time Pence has called out Omar for her despicable views. â€œAnti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee,â€ Pence said of freshman congresswoman back in February. Democratic leaders have yet to hold her accountable for her anti-Semitism, and itâ€™s unlikely they will now. Omar did offer a rather insincere apology for her statements, but hopes that the controversy surrounding her would fade away were lost when she managed to put her anti-Semitic foot in her mouth again, Rather than hold Omar accountable, Nancy Pelosi actually defended Omarâ€™s anti-Semitism, claiming Omar "has a different experience in the use of words."