Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced a measure this week proposing the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee in response to House Democrats’ attempts to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Ga., from her two committee assignments.
Democrats released a resolution this week calling for Greene’s removal from the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Budget Committee, citing unspecified “conduct she has exhibited.”
Some of Greene’s past comments have come under scrutiny in recent days, specifically her support for the QAnon conspiracy theory and her alleged suggestion that the Parkland school shooting was a false flag operation.
Babin argued Democrat members of Congress should also be held accountable for incendiary comments they have made.
Omar, specifically, has made several anti-Semitic statements that should have resulted in her removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, he said.
Yes. If the Democrat Majority wants to go down this road, they should start by dealing with their own members who have been at this before and AFTER their election to Congress. https://t.co/YIRhoNOf8L pic.twitter.com/r0yBN2aGFx
— Brian Babin (@RepBrianBabin) February 3, 2021
Some of Omar’s most inflammatory past comments include a 2012 tweet in which she wrote, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
More recently, Omar falsely claimed in 2019 that former President Trump was attempting to lead a “U.S. backed coup in Venezuela” and “install a far right opposition.”
Democrats’ attempts to silence Greene are “a farce and a shame,” Babin argued.
“The best outcome would be for a few brave Democrats on that committee to join with the Republicans to put aside this resolution or simply adjourn the hearing altogether,” he said.