In the wake of her removal from her spot on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, A pair of House Republicans have popped up to defend far-left Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN).
This effort coming from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to get Omar out of her current role in Foreign Affairs seems to stem from the fact that she has issued a large number of highly anti-Semitic statements and outright hostile comments concerning U.S. foreign policy.
Omar has openly claimed in response that the directive to remove her from her current spot on the committee was “a blow to the integrity of our democratic institutions, and a threat to our national security.”
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) seemed to be the first to leap to the defense of OMar, making a claim that just a few weeks ago that is was just principle.
“I’m not going to support it,” stated Mace. “I try to be consistent in my values … regardless of who’s in charge.”
Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) also spoke up to signal this past week that she would not stand in support of taking Omar out of her seat in Foreign Affairs.
“Two wrongs do not make a right,” expressed Spartz in a statement made public on Tuesday. “Speaker Pelosi took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Reps. Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process. Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented actions this Congress to deny some committee assignments to the Minority without proper due process again.”
“As I spoke against it on the House floor two years ago, I will not support this charade again,” she stated. “Speaker McCarthy needs to stop ‘bread and circuses’ in Congress and start governing for a change.”
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) stated that he is currently not the biggest fan of the choice, but he made sure to highlight that such comments does not mean he would oppose it.
“I’ve never been a fan of that. Members are elected by their districts,” he stated. “To throw them off just seems inappropriate.”