In response to Minnesota Congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic and often anti-American rhetoric, state Republican organizations are urging action. Alabama’s Republican Party is requesting the state’s congressional delegation launch a process to expel Omar (D-MN) from Congress, says The Hill, citing the Al.com news outlet in Alabama.
The Alabama news site reported on a resolution passed last weekend at the GOP summer meeting in Auburn, stating that “Rep. Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism” and “has a disturbing record of using anti-Semitic language that includes alleging Jewish money is used to buy American influence regarding its policy toward Israel,” among other inappropriate statements.
“The committee passed the resolution on a voice vote after it was proposed by State Rep. Tommy Hanes of Scottsboro,” AI.com reported.
“The resolution calls on Alabama’s congressional delegation to ‘proceed with the expulsion process in accordance to Article 1, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution,’” said The Hill.
The state Republicans also voiced opposition to Omar’s public support of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.
Israel recently barred Omar, a Democrat, from entering the Jewish State, when she was planning on visiting “Palestine” together with fellow-Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who also supports the BDS movement.
Omar lashed out at the Alabama Republicans on Tuesday: “Sorry, but this is a representative democracy,” Omar tweeted. “I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.
“If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate,” she added, an apparent reference to Republican Roy Moore’s campaign for an Alabama Senate seat in 2017, said The Hill.
The Alabama Republican Party did not respond to a request for comment from The Hill on the resolution.
–Metro Voice and wire services