Original article. Good start.
By Mike LaChance
Published January 31, 2023 at 8:58 pm 299 Comments
House Republicans are planning to vote on whther or not to remove Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
For some bizarre reason, some Republicans are opposed to this. Hopefully, Steve Scalise and other GOP leaders can convince them to get with the program.
Do you think Omar or any other member of the ‘Squad’ would hesitate to take power away from any Republican?
The Hill reports:
House GOP plans vote to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs as soon as Wednesday
House Republican leaders are prepared to hold a vote as soon as Wednesday to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Plans to move ahead on the vote come after compromise language was included in a resolution to strip her from the panel, causing Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) to drop her opposition to removing Omar from the panel.
In addition to Spartz, two more House Republicans — Reps. Nancy Mace (S.C.) and Ken Buck (Colo.) — had said that they would not support kicking Omar off the committee, creating a math problem for the slim House GOP majority that needs a majority of the whole house to remove Omar from the panel.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Tuesday night that Democrats still need to formally submit a resolution outlining their picks to populate the Foreign Affairs Committee. But assuming they do that on Tuesday evening or Wednesday, they are ready to bring up the resolution Wednesday, a spokesperson said.
The liberal media is bending over backwards to make Omar the hero in this story.
Look at this fluff from Politico:
Omar, now a Dem unifier, faces down her GOP critics
Ilhan Omar, at times a lightning rod for House Democrats, is now a unifying force in her party’s quest to frustrate the GOP at every turn.
The member of the so-called progressive “squad” knew even before starting her third term in Congress that she’d face Republicans’ long-promised threat to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. And the Minnesota lawmaker is seemingly daring them to try.
On Tuesday, in a subtle stiff-arm of a GOP eviction attempt that her party has blamed on politically motivated revenge, her office announced the formation of a “U.S.-Africa Policy Working Group” aimed at fostering dialogue on Africa-related policy. The move carried a fatalistic air, given that the Somali immigrant would become the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs subpanel overseeing Africa — if the GOP let her stay.
The GOP needs to be ruthless on this.
If the roles were reversed, Democrats wouldn’t think twice.
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