AOC freaks out over Ilhan Omar's removal from House Foreign Affairs Committee, says it's racist

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On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her anger at the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, bouncing up and down and pointing around like a charismatic preacher. 

“Don’t tell me this is about a — a condemnation of antisemitic remarks, when you have a member of the Republican caucus who — who has talked about Jewish space lasers and, and an entire amount of tropes and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body,” Ocasio-Cortez said, gesturing wildly.

“This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America,” she said, while Cori Bush nodded behind her. “Don’t tell me— because I didn’t get a single apology when my life was threatened,” she concluded as her time expired, walking away from the podium and slamming her notebook against it.

Ocasio-Cortez’s “Jewish space lasers” comment was in reference to a 2018 Facebook post, in which Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene said that people had seen “lasers or blue beams of light” causing the devastating California wildfires that year. Nowhere does it mention or suggest that these supposed lasers were “Jewish” in origin.

Omar was removed from her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday afternoon, in a 218 to 211 party-line vote.

In November, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he intended to remove Omar due to her history of antisemitic comments.

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