Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) may have thought House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was bluffing.
But now she realizes he was dead serious.
And Speaker Kevin McCarthy is forcing Ilhan Omar to live under the same rules established by his predecessor, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
The former Speaker made a massive power grab in 2021 that established the precedent to allow the majority Party to remove members of the minority from their committee assignments for any reason.
After Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Nancy Pelosi (R-AZ) tweeted out an anime video of his head superimposed on a character engaged in battle against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Nancy Pelosi (D-NY), Democrats removed him from his committee assignments.
This led to then-House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warning Democrats that the GOP would play by the same rules if they won back the majority in 2022.
McCarthy promised to remove Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Adam Schiff(D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee and to hold a vote to boot Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Ilhan Omar should not be serving on Foreign Affairs,” McCarthy told Breitbart News before the last election. “This is a new level of what the Democrats have done.”
In the past, Omar said Israel “hypnotized” government leaders and that global support for the nation was “all about the Benjamins,” insinuating that they used money to manipulate world affairs.
After McCarthy reaffirmed his desire to hold a vote to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, she held a press conference where she claimed she had apologized for her remarks, which she claimed were not worthy of committee removal in the first place.
“Policy differences alone have not and must not be the cause for eliminating someone from serving on a committee,” Omar began.
“I have addressed it. I have apologized. It’s been two and a half terms ago,” Omar stated.
“In modern American history the punishment of stripping a member of Congress of their committee assignments has been reserved for only the most egregious wrongdoings,” Omar continued, ranting that Congress only removed from committees “those convicted or indicted on corruption, those who have engaged in bribery, sexual misconduct, encouraged violence, or other grave charges.”
Of course, Omar still holds her anti-Israel views.
She compared the United States and Israel to the Islamic terrorist groups Hamas and the Taliban just last year.
When Pelosi and the Democrats held the majority, they refused to punish Omar for her anti-Semitism.
But that will soon change now that the GOP controls the majority.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.