Republicans vote Rep. Ilhan Omar off Foreign Affairs panel, citing anti-Israel comments

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US House Representative Ilhan Omar speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
US House Representative Ilhan Omar speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The US House of Representatives votes to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The long-awaited vote falls along party lines, with all Republicans voting in favor of removing Omar, save for one who votes “present” and all Democrats voting against their progressive colleague’s removal.

The vote tally is 218-211-1.

Omar came under fire several years ago when she declared US support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.”

She has since apologized repeatedly for that remark and others but Republicans have held it against her, noting that other GOP members were also removed from committees by Democrats.

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