Politics Omar, Greene face dueling censure resolutions in House for recent remarks
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"If that were me up there, I'd be doing the same thing," said one attendee at the Georgia Republican Convention.Greene, a freshman congresswoman, was formally stripped of her House committee assignments in early February over her promotion of bizarre conspiracy theories and social media posts that suggested she approved of violence against some of her congressional colleagues. More recently, she was condemned for comparing masks and COVID-19 vaccines to the Holocaust. Meanwhile, Democrats aim to use the backlash against Greene to help them maintain the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms.
WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar will be the target of dueling resolutions expected to be filed this week admonishing them for remarks that critics said were antisemitic or inappropriate.
Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., is expected to unveil a resolution Wednesday that would censure Greene, of Georgia, for remarks last month comparingto the Holocaust.
Her remarks were roundly criticized by fellow Republicans. Greene has already beenassignments after her social media posts came to light that showed her spreading dangerous and racist conspiracy theories.
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Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, has repeatedly had her comments on foreign affairs taken out of context by other lawmakers."Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of @IlhanMN coming from our caucus," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. "They have no concept for the danger they put her in by skipping private conversations & leaping to fueling targeted news cycles around her.
Separately, Schneider, of Minnesota, accusing her of giving "cover" to terrorists and suggesting her remarks reflect a "deep-seated prejudice."
Omar later clarified her comments in which she appeared to equate the U.S. and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. Schneider said afterward that he was satisfied with her response.
The clarification by Omar, however, didn’t satisfy Republicans, who have frequently sought to cast her as indicative of a deeper antisemitic sentiment in the Democratic Party.
Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind is leading an effort to craft resolution to censure Omar. It will also censure other members of the so-called "squad," Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for “defending terrorist organizations” and blames the trio for recent antisemitic attacks in the U.S., according to a Banks spokesman. He is working on the measure with Reps. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., and Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y.
Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias
House progressives rallied behind Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday as she sought to clarify that her discussion of alleged international human rights abuses wasn't drawing false equivalence between the U.S. and terrorist groups, with some arguing that she is being held to a racist double standard.Omar and others went on to accuse the group of 12 Jewish House Democrats and vocal supporters of Israel who issued a statement asking her to "Omar and others went on to accuse the group of 12 Jewish House Democrats and vocal supporters of Israel who issued a statement asking her to "clarify" her comments of unfairly targeting her out of inherent anti-Muslim and racial bias.
Omar, Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, a Palestinian American, have all previously made statements criticizing the Israeli government and U.S. support, which have been met with criticism in response.
Omar and Tlaib came under fire in 2019, separately, for remarks they each shared publicly. The House previouslyin response to statements made by Omar, but the resolution did not name her. Tlaib, meanwhile, said that she made about Israel and the Holocaust.
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