Speaking at a town hall event in Washington, D.C., last week, Omar suggested that Israel demands allegiance from U.S. lawmakers.“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar said at the event that was also attended
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) called on Omar to apologize, for what he called “a vile, anti-Semitic slur.” He called it “unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the US-Israel relationship.”
Scalise told Fox News’;
“The resolution only addresses a piece of the problem,” . She continues to display anti-Semitic remarks, comments. These are her beliefs, and so if they really are serious about addressing the problem, Nancy Pelosi has to remove her from the Foreign Affairs committee.”
The problem with that, is that the congresswoman is “literally getting intelligence briefings on foreign policy of the United States, including our relationship with Israel as she makes these kind of comments where she thinks any support of Israel is denouncing your own nationality.”
“Where does that come from? It’s a deep-rooted belief that shows the core of her convictions, and again, everybody’s entitled to their beliefs, but why would you have her on a committee that important, that sensitive to our foreign policy if she has those kind of anti-Semitic beliefs unless you’re willing to tolerate it, and it shouldn’t be tolerated. She ought to be removed immediately from the Foreign Affairs Committee,” Scalise said.