Another Republican Sides With Squad Member Ilhan Omar

  • Republican congressman Ken Buck (CO) says he will break with his party to vote in favor of keeping anti-Israel Democrat Ilhan Omar (MN) on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Buck is the third Republican to buck House Speaker Keven McCarthy (R-CA) in his bid to boot Omar from the committee due to her anti-Semitic comments.
  • Omar, in 2012, said that “Israel has hypnotized the world.” In 2019, she took aim at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the country’s most prominent pro-Israel lobby, saying, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” Buck joins Reps. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Victoria Spartz (R-IN) in opposing the move.