In a highly controversial move, Republicans on Thursday voted to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The decision came after Omar was criticized for her remarks about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which some viewed as downplaying the tragedy.
The vote sparked an uproar on the House floor, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the opposition. In an impassioned speech, she slammed the decision as “targeting women of color” and slammed her notebook against the podium in frustration.
Omar herself took to the floor to defend her comments, saying her removal from the committee was a “long time coming” and that she had been “unjustly singled out” for her views.
The New York Post weighed in with an editorial, saying that while they disagreed with Omar’s comments, the GOP was right to remove her from the committee.
The story has been widely covered in the news, with outlets such as Reuters, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC all providing coverage. The full coverage can be viewed on USNN.