“I think Nancy Pelosi should remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs committee,” McCarthy told “Fox & Friends” in an interview on Tuesday morning, describing the congresswoman as “an individual that has not once, but on numerous occasions been anti-Semitic.”
“I will promise you this,” McCarthy added. “If we are fortunate enough to have the majority, Omar would not be serving on Foreign Affairs, or anybody that has an anti-Semitic, anti-American view. That is not productive, and that is not right.”
Omar’s comparison, made in a tweet last week, infuriated some Jewish Democrats and prompted Pelosi’s leadership team to release a statement rebuking the comments and thanking Omar for issuing a clarification.
But addressing the controversy on Sunday, Pelosi insisted that “we did not rebuke her” and referred to Omar as “a valued member of our caucus” in an interview on CNN. “She clarified, we thanked her, end of subject,” Pelosi said.