Some Republicans have called for Omar to be removed from her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over U.S. -Israel relations, but two people involved in the drafting of the resolution said that was not under consideration.
- Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 5, 2019#StandWithIlhan please call your member of Congress and let them know that you support @Ilhan who is supporting justice and equality for all in Israel/Palestine and that criticism of Israel or AIPAC is not antisemitic.
This week, Jayapal may be forced to go on the record, not in an interview but with a vote on a resolution.
While this may be true of Pelosi, most Democrats, and maybe even Congress in general, it manifestly does not apply to Omar.
Ocasio-Cortez, of NY, told her 3.4 million Twitter followers Tuesday that "no one seeks this level of reprimand when members make statements about Latinx + other communities", mentioning an incident in which Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., shouted "Go back to Puerto Rico!" at Democrats during a floor debate this year. As I put it in a column for City Journal even before the Fifth District primary that brought us Omar past year, Omar raises in acute form a question for Democrats.
"I am told every day that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel".
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind slammed Omar's anti-Israeli rhetoric Sunday; saying "On this week's episode, she'll talk about Jewish power, money and dual loyalty!" The issue of dual loyalty has always been a sensitive issue for many U.S. Jews who support Israel, insisting that they are first and foremost American though working to safeguard Israeli interests. While Omar grinned, Jayapal looked uncomfortable, and it seemed like she realized it was an inappropriate comment.
Skirmishes Keep Tensions Simmering Between India and Pakistan
The United States is "seeking information" on whether Pakistan used U.S. -built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the U.S. We are at the mercy of these soldiers, " said Mohammed Akram, a resident in Mendhar area in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
It will not mention Omar by name, but includes a statement that "accusations of dual loyalty generally have an insidious, bigoted history", according to a draft of the resolution.
The poster showed the attack on the World Trade Center towers with the caption, "Never Forget - You Said", followed by a photo of Ms. Omar captioned, "I Am Proof - You Have Forgotten". "We stand with Representative Ilhan Omar".
Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, has not shied from her most recent comments in the same way she did last month when she offered an apology and pledged to engage in a conversation about anti-Semitic tropes with her colleagues.
On Monday, Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., tweeted that "questioning support for the U.S. -Israel relationship is unacceptable" - prompting Ocasio-Cortez to ask him publicly to "further explain his stance".
President Donald Trump jumped into the controversy as well.
A coalition of twelve Jewish organizations sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday urging her to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt also urged Pelosi to take action against Omar in a separate letter.