In 2021, Congress voted to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and strip the Arizona Republican of his committee assignments after he tweeted out an animated video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being killed.
That move came after fellow Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments as well. However, it now seems that three Democrats are about to be given the boot.
Kevin McCarthy says Ilhan Omar has to go
According to the Washington Times, that announcement was made this past Saturday by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as he addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.
McCarthy, who is expected to become House speaker once the next congressional session begins early next year, first revealed his intention to kick Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“I made another promise to you last time. There was this Congresswoman Ilhan Omar,” the California Republican said as his audience reportedly broke into a chorus of boos.
“That’s a rightful boo,” McCarthy said in response. “I remember what she said about Israel. … I remember it so much. I promised you last year, that [when I am] speaker, she no longer would be on Foreign Affairs, and I’m keeping that promise.”
Omar has a history of making anti-Israel and antisemitic remarks, such as in 2021 when she grouped Israel in with terrorist organizations as Hamas and the Taliban.
We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.
We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) June 7, 2021
Sources say Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell will be removed from committees as well
Omar apparently isn’t the only high-profile Democrat who will be exiled from her committee, as unnamed sources who are reportedly close to McCarthy told the Times that Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell are on the way out too.
In 2020, Swalwell was revealed to have had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy known as Fang Fang. Axios also reported that she at one point served as a fundraising bundler for his campaign.
Meanwhile, Schiff spent the better part of two years arguing that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia during his 2016 campaign. A report compiled by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence such collusion ever happened.