Infamous Democrat ‘Squad’ Member Gets the Boot from House GOP

Ilhan Omar

( – Fulfilling a midterm election promise, the Republican Majority in the US House of Representatives ousted far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the Foreign Affairs Committee due to her anti-Jewish and anti-Israel positions.

Omar, a Muslim of Somali origin, has been part of the so-called Squad, a group of Marxist progressivist Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

Omar has been making anti-Semitic comments since she joined the US Congress in 2019 when she claimed Israel had “hypnotized the world” and US support for the country was “all about the Benjamins.”

In 2021, she compared the United States and Israel to Islamist terrorist movements such as Hamas and the Taliban.

The Minnesota Democrat has also famously referred to al-Qaeda’s 9/11 terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 Americans, as a case in which “some people did something.”

Omar was removed from her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in a vote on Thursday which adopted a resolution that quoted her derogatory comments about Israel and the Jewish people.

The vote passed 218-211. All Democrats present voted against Omar’s ouster, while all Republicans voted in favor except for Rep. David Joyce of Ohio, who abstained, Breitbart News reported. The Republicans have a 222-213 majority in the House.

Before the vote, three Republican members – Reps. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Nancy Mace (R-SC), and Ken Buck (R-CO) – had said they would oppose the resolution but later flipped their vote.

Majority Whip Tom Emmer, who also represents Minnesota, said Rep. Ilhan Omar had “no place representing American interests” on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“There is no debate that Ilhan Omar, the face of antisemitism in the Democrat Party, has no place representing American interests on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Ms. Omar is an embarrassment to Minnesota and our country,” Emmer said.

The report noted Omar’s committee ouster was a win for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who said over a year ago that he would strip her of the seat if he became speaker.

“Ilhan Omar should not be serving on Foreign Affairs. This is a new level of what the Democrats have done,” McCarthy stated at the time.

In 2021, the former Democrat majority in the House voted to remove Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) of their committee assignments, citing their “inflammatory rhetoric.”

Before the vote to remove her from the Foreign Relations Committee, Omar spoke on the House floor next to a photo of herself when she was nine years old and lived in a Somali refugee camp.

As she expected to be booted, she threatened “to continue to speak up because representation matters.”

“Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Frankly, it is expected because when you push power, power pushes back,” Omar said.

Seemingly mocking Omar’s 9/11 comments, GOP. Rep. Claudia Tenney posted a statement ahead of Thursday’s vote, declaring.

“Today, some people will do something to Ilhan Omar’s committee assignment.”