Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) raged on the U.S. House floor Thursday after Republicans removed openly antisemitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Echoing sentiments already expressed by far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Tlaib essentially accused Republicans of wrongfully targeting her. Tlaib even began to cry as she shouted until her time was up, she was repeatedly told so, and her mic was cut off.
“You are showing who you all are,” she screamed. I will not be silent. To congresswoman Omar, I am so sorry that our country is failing you today through this chamber. You belong on that committee.”
Other squad members, Ayana Pressley and AOC, also spoke out in favor of Ilhan Omar while accusing Republicans of sexism, racism, and Islamophobia.