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GOP Rep Unveils Censure Resolution Against Illhan Omar

A House Republican reportedly introduced a new censure resolution against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Tuesday, in response to the leftist “Squad” member’s characterization of certain Jewish students as “pro-genocide.”

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) has introduced the measure, which aims to formally censure Omar for her “recent hateful remarks and history of anti-Semitism.”

A prominent provision cites Omar’s remarks regarding anti-Semitism made during his one-month visit to Columbia University amidst anti-Israel demonstrations in Jerusalem in retaliation for the Hamas conflict.

Omar disclosed to a reporter from Fox 5 New York that she had recently encountered Jewish pupils in an encampment.

Bacon’s resolution claimed that Omar “has a long and demonstrated history of hateful rhetoric that plays into the worst anti-Semitic tropes. Her “slanderous comments against Jewish students could inflame violence against the Jewish community.”

Additional provisions within the resolution reference various statistics, such as an Anti-Defamation League finding that anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased dramatically last year and Omar’s previous remarks regarding Israel, which resulted in her expulsion from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

In recent times, the number of members effectively censured has increased from 27 in the past to reflect the fact that it is a more severe form of punishment compared to expulsion and entails a formal rebuke.

Included among them are Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY).

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