Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) condemned House Republicans’ plan to potentially vote to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee, saying Wednesday the move has “only been reserved for the most egregious wrongdoings.”
Omar’s comments came during a press conference, just after Republicans that morning had gone through several examples of Omar’s past controversial comments as they mulled voting to take her off the committee, Axios reported.
The outlet noted moderate Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), who had been on the fence about the committee removal, was persuaded during the meeting to vote in favor of it.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) first conveyed his plan to hold a vote on Omar’s committee assignment in an interview with Breitbart News more than a year ago.
“Ilhan Omar should not be serving on Foreign Affairs,” McCarthy said at the time. “This is a new level of what…