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Republicans eject Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee for Legislating While Muslim

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There are no moderate House Republicans:

House Republicans ousted Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from her position on the Foreign Affairs Committee in a vote Thursday, citing her criticisms of Israel’s government and past statements that were criticized as antisemitic.

The House voted 218 to 211 along party lines on the resolution to remove her from the panel, with Republican Rep. Dave Joyce of Ohio voting present. Ahead of the vote, Republican leaders won over some GOP lawmakers including Rep. Victoria Spartz of Indiana, who had expressed concerns about free speech and heavily criticized the plan, by floating the idea of a new appeal process for barred members.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) promised last year that he would strip Ms. Omar of her foreign-affairs seat if the GOP won the midterms. Republicans had to wait for Ms. Omar’s committee assignment to be finalized, a step that occurred Wednesday, before being able to vote to remove her from the panel.

She is the third Democrat to be kicked off a committee by Republicans. Mr. McCarthy last week blocked Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both of California, from serving on the House Intelligence Committee, which under House rules didn’t require a vote.

As for the prextextural reason for removing her, I think McCarthy’s actions with regard to the Jewish Space Lasers lady speak for themselves.

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