If you missed what happened on the House floor on Thursday, you missed quite the show. One thing that happened is that Ilhan Omar was officially voted off of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and it was amazing! What we got to witness was people like AOC and Rashida Tlaib having childish meltdowns in front of God and everybody.
The House of Representatives voted to remove Representative Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committees after multiple allegations of anti-Semitic remarks and actions by the Minnesota representative. The decision was met with strong opposition from fellow Democrats, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being particularly vocal in her defense of Omar.
During her speech on the House floor, Ocasio-Cortez called out Republicans for what she believes was a “targeted” move against Omar because of her religion and ethnicity. She argued that removing Omar from the committee was an act of silencing her voice and preventing her from advocating for issues important to her constituents.
Rehearsed in the mirror for hours with those ridiculous arm movements and fake outrage. What a cringe phony. ? https://t.co/3A8SpDzF1Y
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) February 2, 2023
In addition to expressing outrage at the decision, Ocasio Cortez called on other members of Congress to speak out against this move and demand that Omar be reinstated on the committee immediately. She also criticized the Republicans for giving in to what she believes were “reactionary and oppressive forces” instead of standing up for human rights and justice.
Rashida Tlaib, another staunch ally of Omar’s since she joined Congress in 2019, also spoke out against the decision:
Despite widespread backlash from Democrats, we all know that the decision is justified due to the numerous controversies surrounding Omar during her tenure.
It’s clear that it has caused a rift among Democrats in Congress, but to be honest…who cares anymore? The Democrats have been destroying our country for far too long and this is such a minor issue for them to be up in arms about.