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House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report
The Hill ^ | February 11, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo

Posted on 02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST by jazusamo

House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive.

“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That will be the proof of the pudding.”

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) also reportedly said he doesn’t think extra action is needed given Omar apologized.

Omar is currently on the House Foreign Affairs, Education and Labor committees.

The freshman lawmaker sparked backlash Sunday when she retweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald responding to a story about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promising "action" against her and fellow Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over their critical views on Israel.

"It's all about the Benjamins baby," Omar tweeted.

Omar then tweeted that the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was paying American politicians to support Israel.

She apologized Monday for using "anti-Semitic tropes, but stood by her criticism of AIPAC.

"At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It's gone on too long and we must be willing to address it," Omar wrote.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) was the only Republican House leader to explicitly call for her to be removed from committee assignments.

"Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar — but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee," he said in a tweet.


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“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said.

Of course not; Female, Democrat and Muslim. /sarc

1 posted on 02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Dems support racism and hate speech


2 posted on 02/11/2019 5:44:01 PM PST by Skywise
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To: jazusamo

How ignorant can Stoyer be?

This statement WILL come back to haunt him to his grave.


3 posted on 02/11/2019 5:44:08 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: jazusamo

They secretly agree with her hatred.


4 posted on 02/11/2019 5:45:09 PM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: jazusamo

Didn’t appear in “blackface”... she’s ok with the Dems


5 posted on 02/11/2019 5:46:07 PM PST by motor_racer (If you don't read the news, you are uninformed. If you read the news, you are misinformed.)
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“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize.

Well....as long as she apologized, I guess everything is AOK.

6 posted on 02/11/2019 5:46:30 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: jazusamo

Of course not..the Democrat Party DESPISES Israel and hates Jews..yet Jews overwhelmingly vote Democrat mainly due to abortion..and secondly because Israel is NOT their priority


7 posted on 02/11/2019 5:46:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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Of course she gets to keep her job. A blackface photo from 30 years ago is a career ending scandal. Openly hating Jews? That’s normal among today’s democrats. Actually it’s always been normal for socialists, whether they are national socialists, soviet socialists, or today’s globalist socialists.


8 posted on 02/11/2019 5:48:12 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: jazusamo

Did you expect them to?


9 posted on 02/11/2019 5:48:31 PM PST by sport
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To: ridesthemiles
This statement WILL come back to haunt him to his grave.

Not it won't....not enough people even know who Stoyer is....let alone "haunt" him.

This Omar chick....needs to keep yapping her mouth....The Dims will take her out...and the msm and the dims will blame the Right.

10 posted on 02/11/2019 5:50:33 PM PST by Osage Orange (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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MAGA!

Let’s wrap this Freepathon up, Folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 02/11/2019 5:52:16 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said.

She’s not anti-Semitic, she just supports killing Jews who dare to live in their ancestral home, and condemns Jews who practice their faith.


12 posted on 02/11/2019 5:52:46 PM PST by rightwingcrazy (,)
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To: Skywise

Dems want as many of her type as they can get.


13 posted on 02/11/2019 5:52:57 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Pollster1

The Rats are doing a calculation how many Jews will we lose going one way versus how many muzzies going the other. What is right or wrong is not relevant.


14 posted on 02/11/2019 5:54:19 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: jazusamo

What a shocker. Not.


15 posted on 02/11/2019 5:56:02 PM PST by EdnaMode
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“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said.

(Paraphrasing) "She just hates Jews."

16 posted on 02/11/2019 5:57:03 PM PST by stevem
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“I think she should be ashamed of herself. I think it was a terrible statement, and I don’t think her apology was adequate.” - President Trump


17 posted on 02/11/2019 5:57:33 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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I agree, and at the very least she should be thrown off the Foreign Affairs Committee.


18 posted on 02/11/2019 6:00:08 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo
Anti-Semitism according to Steny?
19 posted on 02/11/2019 6:01:57 PM PST by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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This woman is just flat-out disgusting.

Why are Somalians here anyway? They add nothing of value to our country.

20 posted on 02/11/2019 6:02:33 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Trust the plan of the 17th letter of the English alphabet!!)
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