The Democrats may be hoping that the furor over Ilhan Omar just dies down … but the vice president isn’t letting that happen.
In an interview that aired Friday, Mike Pence called on Democrat leadership to remove Omar from her role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic statements, statements against our most cherished ally Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American,” Pence said during the taped interview with “Fox & Friends.”
“And frankly the fact that very recently she has been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela,” he added.
Pence went on to say that while the people of Minnesota will be the ones to decide if she gets re-elected, she should no longer be on that committee.
“Omar has no place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Democratic leadership ought to remove her,” said Pence.
Omar, who supports the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, has a long history of making anti-Israel comments.
Her most recent comments about the problems in Gaza were proof that she is not only anti-Israel, but she actually does not have a clue about foreign affairs in general.
While many of her previous comments went under the radar as a state representative, they are all coming out now that she is on a national stage.
She had been censured earlier this year over her anti-Semitic comments, but that has not stopped her from continuing to spew anti-Israel rhetoric.
When Omar was asked to apologize to her fellow members of Congress, many of them felt as though her words were hollow and she simply did not get it.
It has gotten so bad members of her local community are even beginning to question if they should re-elect Omar or find someone else to represent them in Congress.