There are 235 House Democrats. Only about one in ten House Members — 25 — are awarded the privilege to sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Ilhan Omar cannot be one of those 25 sitting Members.
Committee Members on this key committee must display fairness and objectivity in foreign affairs. They also should be committed to the long-standing U.S. foreign policy of staunchly supporting the state of Israel.
Rep. Omar has shown that she lacks a sense of fairness and objectivity when it comes to Israel. She has called Israel “evil,” and repeated many anti-Semitic tropes, including her description in recent days that Jews are ugly, “hook nosed” people, and that Members of Congress support Israel only for money. She does not deserve to have a coveted seat on the foreign affairs committee.