Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed the first-term Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, among other assignments, last month.
ZOA President Morton Klein said in Monday’s statement: “These tweets below from Rep. Ilhan Omar, along with several comments that she has made over the years are pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism.
“The Zionist Organization of America calls on House Democrat leadership to (i) immediately remove Rep. Omar from her committee assignments; and (ii) call an immediate vote on Rep. Lee Zeldin’s H.Res 72, Rejecting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred in the United States and around the world.”
H. Res. 72 mentions Rep. Omar by name, referring to an earlier statement she made: “Whereas, on November 16, 2012, representative Ilhan Omar, who also supports the BDS movement, tweeted, Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
(Omar has acknowledged that the tweet is offensive but has refused to apologize or delete it.)
Others also called for Omar to be removed from her committees, including House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Muslim reformer Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser:
The precedent for censuring a representative and removing him or her from committees was set last month when the Republican leadership and the Democrat-controlled House acted against Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for comments he made to the New York Times in which he appeared to accept white supremacy and white nationalism.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News.
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