Speaker of the House kicks Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Republican Ken Buck is not happy. On Friday, the representative from Colorado told NBC he is opposed to Kevin McCarthy’s action. The Washington Examiner reported Buck said, “I think that we should not engage in this tit for tat. I am opposed to the removal of Congresswoman Omar from committees.” Indiana Representative Victoria Spartz agrees. She said, “Two wrongs do not make a right. Speaker Pelosi took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Reps. Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process. Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented actions this Congress to deny some committee assignments to the minority without proper due process again.” [tweet_embed]January 30, 2023[/tweet_embed] However, some Republicans note that Omar’s blatant antisemitic comments should prevent her from sitting on the committee. Buck and Spartz seem to see it as payback for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats removing Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar from committees two years ago when they had the majority. Democrats had also blocked two of McCarthy’s choices for the January 6 committee. According to The Hill, Representative Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, voiced her opinion of removing Omar, saying, “I’m not going to be a hypocrite just because Republicans are in the majority now.” Removing Omar from the committee is not the only action McCarthy has taken since becoming House Speaker. This week he blocked Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from serving on the House Intelligence Committee. Buck weighed in on McCarthy’s blocking the California Democrats, saying, “I have a little bit less certainty about Congressman Schiff and Swalwell on Intelligence because it’s a little bit different than a regular committee, but I’m gonna think through that and make a decision.” Because not all House Republicans are on board with McCarthy’s decision, he may have an uphill battle to solidify enough votes to keep Omar off the committee. Still, since Omar joined Congress, Republicans have had her in their sights, feeling she crossed the line when condemning Israel. Charges of antisemitism, or any racist remarks, are not taken lightly and may very well prompt some of Omar’s fellow Democrats to turn on her and vote to kick her from the committee. In a separate rebuke, Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a resolution condemning antisemitism which listed specific figures that included Omar, rapper Ye, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes.