Rashida Tlaib, member of “The Squad” and one of the more unhinged lefists in Congress, joined fellow Squad member AOC in going absolutely berserk over the GOP kicking Rep. Ilhan Omar off of the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of anti-Semitic comments she has made in the past.
Freaking out over Omar’s removal, Tlaib yelled “You are showing who you all are. I will not be silent. To congresswoman Omar, I am so sorry that our country is failing you today through this chamber. You belong on that committee.”
In freaking out over the Omar removal, Tlaib joined AOC, who said:
“Consistency? There is nothing consistent about the Republican Party’s continued attack except for racism and incitement of violence against women of color in this body.
“I had a member of the Republican Caucus threaten my life and you all, and the Republican Caucus rewarded him with one of the most prestigious committee assignments in this Congress.”
That’s a reference to Rep. Paul Gosar, whoo posted a funny cartoon about AOC and was censured and stripped of his Committee assignments for it.
AOC also said, in reference to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, “Don’t tell me this is about a condemnation of antisemitic remarks when you have a member of the Republican Caucus who has talked about Jewish space lasers and an entire amount of tropes and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments of this body,”
Omar herself said that the vote was anti-immigrant, racist, and Islamophobic, saying “this debate today, it’s about who gets to be an American, what opinions do we have to have to be counted as Americans. … There is this idea that you are suspect if you are an immigrant, or if you are from certain parts of the world, or a certain skin tone, or a Muslim.”
House Minority leader Hakeem Jeffries, though he admitted that Rep. Omar had made the remarks that Republicans were kicking Ilhan Omar off the committee for, claimed that the vote was really about revenge, saying “what’s going to take place on the floor today is not a public policy debate. It’s not about accountability. It’s about political revenge.”
Rep. Lawler of New York, a Republican, claimed otherwise and explained the reason for the vote when it happened, saying “this is not about vengeance or retribution. It is about accountability.” Continuing, he said “No one who peddles in antisemitic activity, behavior or language should have any right to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which has an incredibly important role to play in partnering with our strongest ally, the state of Israel.”
Despite the hand-wringing and impassioned leftist speeches, the GOP did manage to get enough members of the Congressional caucus to vote for her removal to kick her off of the committee.
Watch her here:
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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