Speaker Pelosi slowly backed-away from her plans to publicly confront Rep. Ilhan Omar Wednesday; saying she does not believe the progressive lawmaker’s comments were “intentionally anti-Semitic.”
“PELOSI just told us she did not think @IlhanMN’s comments were ‘intentionally anti Semitic,’” tweeted a reporter from Politico.
“She said she isn’t sure a resolution will get a vote this week. She said foreign affairs committee is writing it,” he added.
PELOSI just told us she did not think @IlhanMN’s comments were “intentionally anti Semitic”
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 6, 2019
Rep. Omar currently sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and could be responsible for drafting key language contained in the resolution.
BACKLASH GROWS: Scalise Says Omar Should be REMOVED from Committee, BLOCKED from Intel
Rep. Steve Scalise joined the growing chorus of legislators calling for the removal of Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday; saying she should no longer have access to classified briefings regarding the State of Israel after her anti-Semitic rant.
“Right now, she sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She’s able to get classified briefings on foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel. She’s made statements, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements, aligned herself with anti-Semitic people as well,” said Scalise.
“She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Nancy Pelosi should remove her immediately,” he added.
IS SHE SERIOUS? Omar Says the ‘First Thing She Did’ in Congress was Fight the ‘Rise of Anti-Semitism’
Embattled Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar re-ignited the controversy surrounding her previous statements and posts on social media this week; bizarrely claiming “one of the first things” she did in Congress was fight the “rise of anti-Semitism.”
Omar was speaking with Rolling Stone when she was asked to comment on a series of anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli tirades she posted on Twitter; accusing the Jewish State of “hypnotizing” the rest of the world.
“One of the first things I did as a member-elect was to speak about the rise of anti-Semitism — and one of the first bills I cosponsored as a new member was legislation to elevate the position of a Special Envoy to combat anti-Semitism,” she told the magazine.
“I’m an organizer at heart. I’ve given an earful to others who traffic in bigotry, so I need to listen and learn. Listening and working with communities directly impacted is what will make me a better public servant,” she added.
Read the full interview here.