March 5, 2019
Action Alerts News Press Release

Action Alert: Call Your Representative and Urge Them To Remove Anti-Semitic Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Please call your House members to urge them to call on Speaker Pelosi to remove anti-Semitic Rep. Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Please call your U.S. House Members today (or as soon as you can) at 202 224-3121 and urge him/her to formally request that Speaker Nancy Pelosi remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her repeated ant-Semitic statements,

Please also share this with your friends and ask them to call

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote tomorrow (Wednesday, March 6th) on a resolution condemning anti-Semitic comments. The resolution, written by the Democratic House majority, does not even mention Rep. Omar. Despite a previous insincere apology, Rep. Omar has continued to use anti-Semitic language to criticize Israel and its supporters.

Strong action must be taken, Non-binding non-specific resolutions are insufficient. Rep. Omar should face real punishment for her hateful comments. Only Speaker Pelosi has the authority to remove Rep. Omar from her committee assignment on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The matter should also be referred to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the House Ethics Committee) which has the power to investigate Rep. Omar’s comments and to recommend that the House formally punish her, either through a reprimand, censure, or by removal from office.

When a Republican member, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made inappropriate comments, the Republican Leader, Kevin McCarthy, stripped Rep. King of all  his committee assignments. Rep. Omar’s repeated offensive anti-Semitic comments deserve a comparable punishment.

Your calls are very important!  Thank you for taking the time to call your House Member and for all your help and dedication!