Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has squared off with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over the decision to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The two American political powerhouses have engaged in an online brawl.
The GOP statements state that Omar’s disqualification from serving on the Foreign Affairs committee is self-inflicted. The resolution added that the committee is regarded as Congress’ mouthpiece on significant national security matters.
Ocasio-Cortez unleashed her venom on the House Republicans for removing Omar. According to her, the decision to oust Omar was racist and hypocritical, citing Greene’s situation that enabled her to retain her position despite previous comments as the basis for her disagreement.
Ocasio-Cortez further labeled the call for Omar’s removal as an attack against “women of color” while she took on Greene in her rant on the House floor.
“Don’t tell me that this is about the condemnation of anti-semitic remarks when you have a member of the Republican caucus who talked about Jewish space lasers and an entire amount of tropes and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body,” she nagged referring to Greene.
Greene took to her Twitter to reply to Ocasio-Cortez’s rant, stating that the decision has some precedence with Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff facing the same fate in the past. Ocasio-Cortez responded to Greene in a series of Tweets that gave the media something to feed on.
We also removed Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff, so actually it was equitable.
But who knows, maybe they identify as “women of color.”
I mean after all, Democrats no longer support feminism. They support men beating and replacing women.
The glass ceiling is real. https://t.co/eAaSMtOeiP
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 4, 2023
The decision to boot Omar off the Foreign Affairs committee is regarded as a fulfillment of House Speaker Rep Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House GOP leaders’ pre-election vow to do away with Muslim Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from the sensitive and essential House Foreign Relations committee. This decision was aided by Omar’s past anti-semitic comments as a panel member.
Yeah it’s busy in the majority remember that?
So can you explain why you sickos in NY abused Covid relief funds for things like Drag Queen story time?
Was it a good time to brainwash kids and lie to them about gender when your state forced them to stay home from school? https://t.co/mqj52SMgpS pic.twitter.com/nj7y5qu2Xw
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 3, 2023
Six of Omar’s prior statements, including a comment during a 2021 committee hearing comparing Israel to terrorist groups Hamas and the Taliban, justified her removal. The Twitter spat between the Republican and Democrat powerhouses leaves so much to be anticipated regarding future committee meetings where they may be required to serve.