Republicans ready to vote Ilhan Omar OFF the Foreign Affairs committee

Republicans have been struggling to get the votes in order to vote Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs committee.

But as of today they have the votes and may bring the resolution up for a vote as soon as tomorrow.

Here’s more via Axios:

The House is preparing to vote on a resolution to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee as soon as Wednesday after Republicans found a way to bring a key GOP holdout on board.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) looks to be on the cusp of avoiding another destabilizing defeat just weeks after his speaker election went to a historic 15 ballots.

Republicans had been dragging their feet on scheduling the vote, with three GOP holdouts and several more absences keeping them below the threshold they need to pass party-line bills with their five-vote majority.

Republicans are targeting Omar, a prominent progressive and critic of Israel, over her past antisemitic remarks in the past. She apologized for some of her tweets in 2019.

The Rules Committee is meeting Tuesday evening to consider the resolution kicking Omar off her committees, slating it for a vote in the House as soon as this week.

The meeting comes after Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), who had been one of three Republicans planning to vote no, said Tuesday that she will vote for the resolution after it added language that allows members to appeal their removals from committees.

“I appreciate Speaker McCarthy’s willingness to address legitimate concerns and add due process language to our resolution,” she said in a statement.

Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) told Axios that Republicans have the votes.

The text of the resolution, introduced by Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) on Tuesday, says that “any Member reserves the right to bring a case before the Committee on Ethics as grounds for an appeal to the Speaker of the House for reconsideration of any committee removal decision.”

Miller told Axios that, under this process, the Ethics Committee — which is split evenly along party lines — would “take up the investigation and then make the ruling.”

It’s about time Ilhan Omar will be held accountable for her antisemitism.

And with her penchant for getting rich off of her campaign funds I have no sympathy whatsoever for her.

Below is the resolution from Miller which mostly amounts to a laundry list of Omar’s antisemitism:

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