Despite much public outcry and backlash over what have widely been decried as anti-Semitic, racist comments, Rep. Omar will not be stripped of her position on the House foreign affairs committee.
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LaCorte News reports:
Ilhan Omar will not be stripped of her position on the House foreign affairs committee amid an effort to have the congresswoman removed for making comments about pro-Israel groups that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have described as anti-Semitic.
The story: The committee chairman Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) said Tuesday night that removing her from her seat on the committee would be considered “retribution” and “will not solve the problem of anti-Semitism.” Engel’s statement comes after numerous Republicans suggested that she should step down and a letter from a group of Jewish organization asking House Speaker Pelosi and Engel to strip her of her spot.
Here's more, from the NY Post:
Rep. Ilhan Omar will keep her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee despite demands that she step down for making remarks considered anti-Semitic.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx), the committee chairman, issued a statement Tuesday night saying that booting her “will not solve the problem of anti-Semitism” and would merely be “retribution.”
Eleven Jewish organizations sent a letter to Engel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking that Omar be removed from the committee, as have some Republicans.
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