GOP Lawmakers Threaten to Boot Omar From House Committees if Dems Attempt to Oust Greene

The freshman representative from Georgia has aroused no shortage of anger since her November 2020 election, including for her support of conspiracy theories ranging from Qanon to claiming the September 11 attacks and Sandy Hook school shooting were faked.

Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives are threatening to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from her committee assignments if Democrats proceed with their own push to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

Fox News first reported the story on Wednesday, noting that the proposed Republican amendment would cite past accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against Omar for her criticisms of Israel and the Israeli lobby in the United States. Reps. Brian Babin (R-TX), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jody Hice (R-GA), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX) are the reported sponsors of the initiative.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who leads the Democrats in the lower chamber, announced that a floor vote could be held on removing Greene from her positions on the Education and Budget committees as soon as Thursday.

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