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‘Squad’ Member Rashida Tlaib Breaks Down in Tears as Republicans Vote to Demote Ilhan Omar


Anti-Semitic Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) broke down on the House floor Thursday as Republicans voted to remove fellow "Squad" member Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"I am so sorry, sis, that our country is failing you today," Talib said through tears. "The GOP is now doing what it is best at, weaponizing hate against a black, beautiful, Muslim woman."

Led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), congressional Republicans voted to remove Omar from the committee over her frequent anti-Semitic comments, including a 2012 remark that "Israel has hypnotized the world." Every House Democrat voted against Omar's removal.

In 2019, Omar said lawmakers only support Israel because of funding from pro-Israel groups.

"It's all about the Benjamins baby," the Democrat tweeted.

The resolution for Omar's removal was introduced by Republican Rep. Max Miller (Ohio).

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