Ilhan Omar should be permitted to serve on Congressional Committees, only 27% of people think

February 3, 2023

According to a recent survey from The Economist/YouGov, just over a quarter of Americans think Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) should be allowed to participate in congressional committees.

The survey asked, “In the past, certain members of Congress have been blocked from serving on congressional committees. In your opinion, should the following members of Congress be allowed to serve on congressional committees?” Ilhan Omar was one of the members asked about, according to Breitbart News.

Twenty-seven percent of voters, or just over a quarter, agreed that Omar should be permitted to sit on a congressional committee. 32 percent of respondents felt she shouldn't be permitted to participate in a committee, while 42 percent were unsure.

Notably, only 41% of Democrats actually think Omar should be allowed to sit on a congressional committee, compared to 20% who disagree. This opinion is shared by 50% of Republicans and 26% of independents.

Omar removed

Fifteen-hundred adult citizens of the United States took the survey between January 14 and 17, 2023. On a party-line vote on Thursday, the House removed Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

“There is no debate that Ilhan Omar, the face of antisemitism in the Democrat Party, has no place representing American interests on the Foreign Affairs Committee,” Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) told Breitbart News. 

“Ms. Omar is an embarrassment to Minnesota and our country,” he added. 

Omar was expelled two years after her previous anti-Semitic remarks and resolutions; at one point, she asserted that Israel had "hypnotized the world."

As Breitbart News previously reported, Omar introduced a resolution in 2019 that backed the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement against Israel.

She grouped together the alleged "atrocities" carried out by the Taliban and Hamas with those allegedly committed by the United States and Israel in 2021.

Omar apologized

Omar again apologized after equating the United States and its Middle East ally to the two terrorist organizations. Her remarks drew criticism from her own party's leadership. Omar was one of only nine House members to oppose a $1 billion investment in Israel's defense system later in 2021.

Omar's comments at a conference organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations also made headlines in 2019. (CAIR).

The organization, which was started after 9/11, according to Muslim Omar, “was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

Leftist colleagues of Omar's went into fits over the discussion about her position on the committee. As an illustration, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) charged that the GOP "weaponized hate against a black, beautiful, Muslim woman."

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