Censure introduced against Ilhan Omar for antisemitic remarks

by ian

Some members of the “Squad” are making headlines with regards to the war in Gaza – such as Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

On Tuesday, Omar became the target of a censure resolution put forward by Nebraska Republican Rep. Don Bacon. The legislation is meant to rebuke Omar for antisemitic remarks made recently.

In an announcement on X, Bacon said he aims to hold both the pro-Hamas protesters and “their enablers in Congress” accountable. The comment in question surfaced after Omar visited Columbia University. Taking questions from a reporter, Omar likened the protests to being “pro-genocide or anti-genocide.”

Bacon said the resolution will not be immediately put on the House floor. Rather, he will work with Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and other GOP leaders on finding the right time to bring it forward.

Ironically, this is just the latest example of Omar being accused and acted against for antisemitic remarks. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has also landed herself in hot water recently after she called for the ICC to arrest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.