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Ilhan Omar’s Foreign Affairs Seat Looms as Potential Floor Fight

  • At least two Republicans oppose ousting her from the panel
  • Minnesota Democrat under fire for earlier antisemitic remarks
Ilhan Omar
Ilhan OmarPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

House Republicans are threatening to challenge Democrat Ilhan Omar’s seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as soon as next week, lining up a potential floor fight Speaker Kevin McCarthy risks losing.  

Democrats voted by unanimous consent during a closed-door meeting Friday to allow Omar to remain on the committee despite accusations she used antisemitic tropes in earlier comments, for which she later apologized.