House Democrats have promoted controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the position of Vice Chair on the Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights subcommittee within the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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Omar was promoted within the committee despite a history of antisemitic rhetoric that resulted in a House resolution in 2019 condemning antisemitism — though the resolution did not mention Omar by name and included other prejudices.
The promotion also came just days after House Democrats voted to strip freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) of all of her committee assignments because of comments she made on social media about the QAnon conspiracy theory prior to being elected to Congress. Omar made most of her antisemitic comments after taking her seat in Congress.
Omar had claimed that Americans who