Rep. Ilhan Omar

U.S. House GOP votes to oust Rep. Omar from foreign affairs panel for past anti-Semitic remarks

BY: - February 2, 2023

Democrats, including several Jewish members, oppose the move while highlighting past violent statements of Republicans Greene and Gosar WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted along party lines Thursday to remove Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee for past anti-Semitic statements.  The removal, the first for a Democrat during this session of […]

U.S. House Dems mull how to address GOP lawmaker’s anti-Muslim remarks

BY: - November 30, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that Democrats are weighing what to do about Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado in connection with anti-Muslim comments she made about a colleague in the House. “We’re considering what action ought to be taken,” said Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, at a briefing with reporters. Hoyer would […]

Right-wing extremism hits new lows but “responsible” conservatives remain largely silent

BY: - November 30, 2021

These are, by any fair estimation, divided times in our country. Especially since the onset of the pandemic, the level of venom and bitterness that’s gripped millions of Americans is a sometimes-frightening phenomenon to behold. This troubling reality has clearly been fueled at times by the relative anonymity provided by internet, but it’s also the case that many of those voicing and spurring on aggression, hatred, and even physical violence are only too happy put their names and faces out there.

Right-wing congresswoman issues apology after “suicide-bomber” reference to Muslim lawmaker

BY: - November 29, 2021

In response, Rep. Ilhan Omar describes Colorado’s Rep. Lauren Boebert as a ‘buffoon’ Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert issued an apology Friday after a video circulated showing her suggest that if Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were wearing a backpack then Boebert would suspect her of being a suicide bomber. Boebert, a Republican from the […]

Leading Muslim civil rights organization condemns NC Congressman for Islamophobic tweet

BY: - April 5, 2021

North Carolina Congressman Greg Murphy (R-NC) is drawing criticism for invoking the 9/11 terror attacks in a weekend tweet targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). The incident happened over the weekend when Rep. Omar took to social media to offer condolences following the death of a Capitol Police officer, who was killed  when a driver rammed […]

Some Dems urge another impeachment of Trump after insurrection at U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who encouraged the violence. Progressive members of the U.S. House, including congresswomen who are members of the expanding […]