*As expected, the House on Thursday voted to pass a resolution removing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee. However, before it happened, the Democrat gave an impassioned speech. Watch it above.
The vote marks the latest reprisal in an escalating partisan tit-for-tat over committee assignments that House members in both parties have called to end, notes Axios.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) vowed in 2021 to retaliate against Democrats over the removal of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) from their committees.
McCarthy also blocked Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from staying on the House Intelligence Committee last week.
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The resolution passed 218-211, largely along party lines. It cites six comments Omar made about Israel, pro-Israel groups and 9/11 between 2019 and 2021 that were slammed as anti-Semitic by lawmakers in both parties.
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