Rep. Omar Says Pelosi Will Hold Vote to Strip Rep. Boebert of Committee Assignments Next Week

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Democrats are moving to strip another House Republican of her committee assignments. Radical “Squad” member Ilhan Omar says that she believes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a vote next week to remove conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert from her assignments after she made offensive remarks about Omar.

Fox News reports:

“We should punish and sanction Boebert by stripping her of her committees, by rebuking her language,” Omar said. “By doing everything that we can to send a clear and decisive message to the American public that if the Republicans are not going to be adults and condemn this, that we are going to do that.”

“I’ve had a conversation with the Speaker and I’m very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” Omar said. “As you know, when I first got to Congress, I was worried that I wasn’t going to be allowed to be sworn in because there was a ban on the hijab. She promised me that she would take care of it. She fulfilled that promise. She’s made another promise to me that she will take care of this, and I believe her.”

Omar went on to call House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., a “liar and a coward” during the CNN interview for his defense of Boebert. McCarthy had said that Boebert had “apologized publicly” and “apologized personally.”

“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments,” Omar said. “She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call.”

Boebert says that she refuses to apologize again to Omar and has invited her to a live debate hosted by Fox News.

“The country is tired of Ilhan Omar deflecting from her anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-police bullcrap. Instead of running off to Speaker Pelosi, Ilhan Omar should accept the Fox News offer to meet me on the air and debate our differences.”


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